My Favorite Quote

"Ironically, our darkness is also our light. Through our darkness we discover our light, so we do need it. We need it deeply." — Unknown


  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • LGBTQ+
  • Trauma
  • ADHD
  • Substance Abuse
  • Eating Disorders
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Self Esteem
  • School Issues
  • Relationships
  • OCD
  • Life Transitions
  • Life Coaching
  • Gambling
  • Family Conflict
  • Domestic Violence
  • Women's Issues

Get to Know Annalise

Therapist | LMHC

I like to use cognitive related approaches, specifically acceptance and commitment therapy, to be helpful therapeutic interventions, but I also utilize eclectic approaches based on each individual client’s needs. I also find CBT and DBT to be specifically helpful with clients. I am passionate about creating an environment in which clients feel they are safe and accepted. I view my role as a therapist to be encouraging but lets clients be the driver for change.

My Professional Background

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and credentialed alcohol and substance abuse counselor. I obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology from Le Moyne College and a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Marist College. I have experience working with a variety of different populations, but has specific passion, training, and experience in working with client’s in the LGBTQIA+ community.

My previous counseling experience includes working with college students, individuals struggling with addiction, those suffering from significant mental health concerns, families, children, and clients that have experienced trauma, and those struggling with anxiety and depression, and those struggling with eating disorders. I have worked in a variety of settings including inpatient, outpatient, community based, private practice, and educational settings. My passion is for helping individuals get to a more comfortable place in their lives.

Education, Training, and Certifications

    • Bachelor of Arts in Criminology – Le Moyne College
    • Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling – Marist College
    • CASAC certification
    • LGBTQ+ Ally Training Provider
    • Radically Open DBT for Eating Disorders
    • Understanding LOC’s for Eating Disorders and Mood and Anxiety Disorders
    • Medical Complications of Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia
    • Suicide Risk Among Problem Gamblers and the Importance of Gatekeepers
    • Rebuilding Marriage and Family Through Recovery
    • Problematic Gambling Through Community Partners and Allies Lens
    • One More Time- Addiction and Neuroscience
    • Importance of Language in Recovery
    • Gambling with Lives- COVID 19
    • Gambling and Trauma- Journey to Recovery
    • Creating a Common Lens for Problematic Gambling in NYS
    • Transgender Client Care Considerations in Clinical Settings
    • Compassionate Recovery for Gamblers- Mindfulness Theory
    • Research and Treatment
    • Cognitive Impairment and Problematic Gambling
    • Complex Trauma and Implications
    • Substance Use Trends and Psychopharmacology
    • Integrating Tobacco Use Interventions
    • Suicide Prevention in Substance Use Treatment
    • Safety Planning Intervention for Suicide Prevention
    • IMHATT Certificate
    • Person Centered Language treating Person vs. Disease
    • Self Care and Counselor Wellness

Addressing Systemic Racism

  • Self-Disclosure, Narcan Certified
  • Making a Difference in Suicide Prevention
  • Trauma and Street Addiction
  • Prevention-Focused RG Messaging Stopping Harms Before They Start
  • Addressing Health Disparities and Building Equity Revolutionizing a Path Forward


Fun Facts

I am an avid lover of dogs, crystals, books, and dresses. I love to spend time with my spouse and clean and decorate and the occasional Netflix binge.

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