Anna Smith is a Masters Level Social Worker, RYT500 and Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) within the state of North Carolina. Anna has spent over 10 years working in therapeutic services, focusing on developing an understanding of the mind-body connection and best approaches for clinical interventions. Prior to coming to clinical work, she collaborated with trauma experts to develop innovative approaches to care for boys and men who’ve exited the life of sex trafficking, as a result of her findings she co-produced a full length Documentary film on the issue. Anna is also an adjunct faculty at Metropolitan State Denver, School of Social Work.
Anna, through her personal experience and training she learned a combination of trauma informed yoga and counseling can open pathways of healing cognitively, emotionally, and physically.
Anna’s approach to therapy is an embodied, interpersonal, and narrative (story) focused. She is an easy going and a fan of allowing you to guide your processes of treatment. Anna also offer’s trauma informed yoga and counseling understood through the lens of trauma theory, attachment, and knowledge of neuroscience. Studies suggest that trauma-informed yoga combined with psychotherapy can improve person’s reorientation to their bodies, which can aid in trauma survivors healing and empowerment.
In addition, Anna is often accompanied by Sage, her Therapy Dog, registered and trained by Canine’s for Service to provide canine-assisted therapy. Sage is a gentle fluffy Colorado Mountain Dog, who loves people and is eager to assist in providing therapy services.
Anna’s education includes a Master of Social Work from East Carolina University and 500 RYT in yoga therapeutics from the Wilmington Yoga Center.
Aside from her work, Anna loves to adventure outdoors with her husband, and young daughter.