Dr. AnnMarie Whithed is a Psychologist located in Pensacola, FL with over 15 years of experience working with clients. She enjoys helping people find their inner strength and resilience as they begin to work through mental health challenges. Many of her clients need support to overcome grief, whether that’s from the loss of a relationship, loss of a loved one, or trauma. She also helps those with depression, anxiety, or PTSD. These challenges often come with a decrease in self-esteem, so Dr. Whithed strives to instill a sense of hope during each session.
Dr. Whithed draws from multiple evidence-based therapy modalities in her work with clients. She encourages clients to reflect on who they are at their cores and how they came to be that way, gently prompting them to be introspective. She also teaches clients how to identify their core values and reshape their lives around those core values so they can live through what’s important to them. She practices Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), a therapy modality that focuses around thought patterns. CBT can be useful when boosting self-esteem because it directly combats thoughts of self-criticism and judgment. When appropriate, Dr. Whithed offers Christian counseling, which is an opportunity to reflect on mental health from a faith-based lens.
Dr. Whithed holds a PsyD. She is a strengths-based therapist who wholeheartedly believes that each person holds unique traits that make them resilient and strong. She is passionate about helping clients tap into this strength so they can overcome their mental health challenges.
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past
Complex PTSD (C-PTSD) - Recovering from the impact of long-term, repeated traumatic events, such as emotional abuse and neglect
Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety.
Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance
Years of Experience: 14 years
Immaculata University, Doctorate of Psychology PsyD, 2016
LaSalle University, Master of Arts in Clinical-Counseling Psychology, 2009