Anna Campbell, MA, LPC
Hey, ya'll! Let's get to know each other.
Relationship building is a two-way street in my office. So just in case you were wondering, here is a tidbit about how I got here.
It may sound cliché to say the field chose me, but it really did. I’ve always had personality traits that lend themselves to a helping profession: introspection, sensitivity, empathy, a knack for observation, etc. In short…
My greatest strength: I love people.
My greatest challenge: I love people.
Full disclosure: I’m also a total science nerd. If you're a client of mine, you see the evidence of this in the way I nerd out over discussions of neurobiology as it pertains to therapy. I always knew I wanted to work in the sciences and work with the human body, in fact I actually began my college career studying to be a physical therapist. As fate would have it, I found my way to a more emotionally-focused form of human science, and never looked back. I received my B.S. in Psychology and Sociology from Louisiana State University, and my M.A. in Counseling from St. Edward’s University. In between studying and my therapist career, I was also fortunate to have gained experience in the SaaS industry as an Account Executive at a software company. My first experience as a therapist was working with adults in an inpatient hospital setting experiencing high acuity disorders and crises. I have treated for suicidality, depression, panic attacks, schizophrenia, personality disorders, chronic self-harm, and substance abuse to name a few. I have also undergone formal training on trauma therapy and suicide-risk assessment.
Thanks to that background in a hospital setting, I feel comfortable with most anything that comes my way. However now, as a private practice therapist, I get to enjoy a bit of a slower pace and a longer treatment process, as many clients come to therapy sessions weekly over a long period of time. In my private practice, I also get to serve a population that is incredibly underserved in larger hospitals and agency settings: folks with trauma/PTSD.
Today, I bring my expertise as a trauma-informed psychotherapist, a trained psychedelic therapist, and my lived experience as a yogic practitioner into my work by providing a form of therapy that focuses on the mind-body connection. My approach incorporates a framework of Polyvagal Theory, Somatic Experiencing, and Attachment Theory to highlight the neurobiological underpinnings of what “safety” means to us and how a lack of safety can affect our relationships, beliefs about ourselves, and beliefs about the world.
When I’m not in the therapist chair, you can catch me moving my body in some capacity through hikes, yoga, or doing my own somatic work under the sun at auditorium shores. I've also been known to claim my right to rest by taking a good ol’ nap between sessions (rest is NECESSARY!), or to pop by the local LSU bar for football games (geaux tigers!).
Thanks for reading, and I hope I get the chance to know you too!
Certifications & Training
Licensed Professional Counselor
Certified in Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy
Trained in Suicide Risk Assessment
NICABM Working with the Traumatized Brain Training
MA in Counseling
St. Edwards University - Austin, TX
BS in Psychology & Sociology
Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge, LA