Annika ‘Anny’ Seitz, LCSW (she/her), is a licensed clinical social worker who sees therapy as a collaborative process of growing into a more affirming, resilient, and accountable experience of life. Anny believes that we create and hold on to ineffective patterns in order to protect ourselves and survive. She helps clients identify and understand the contexts in which these patterns developed in body, mind, and spirit, in order to create the acceptance and self-compassion that can support deep healing and more fulfilling relationships with self and others. She strives to create a welcoming, open, and supportive space for all clients to explore their life experiences and empower themselves to create meaningful change.
Using a warm, eclectic, client-centered approach to therapy, Anny enjoys working with clients who are creative and self-reflective. Over the last year, Anny’s practice has become increasingly informed by Internal Family Systems (IFS), a therapy that promotes integration and wholeness by welcoming all of our internal Parts and enhancing our relationship to an embodied Self that heals. She is also trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), a therapy process that can help resolve unprocessed memories of trauma and other distressing events. Anny values mindfulness and movement as powerful tools in the journey of change. A certified yoga teacher for over 11 years, Anny is trained in trauma-informed yoga and is currently learning to decolonize wellness practices. Anny believes that everyone holds an innate wisdom that we can uncover, build a relationship to, and ultimately learn to trust.
Anny specializes in treating adults with a history of complex/relational trauma, depression, and anxiety. She previously worked as part of a crisis intervention team and as a therapist treating survivors of intimate partner violence, sexual assault, and child abuse.
Anny holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in German Literature from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Illinois-Chicago, and a Master of Science in Social Administration from Case Western Reserve University. She is a fellow complex human being with an almost-daily meditation practice and a love of hot tea, cats, and vinyl records. Anny has found art, music, books, poems, Mother Nature, fresh vegetables, travel, animals, and a connection to Spirit to be infinite sources of reflection and joy.