Anna Mayer is a Licensed Professional Counselor based in Lafayette, CO, who works with adults and couples with a focus on relationships and sexuality. Many of her clients have found great success in other areas of their lives, like their careers, but struggle to feel connected in their relationships or at peace in their daily lives. Anna is particularly sensitive to clients facing moments of transition in their relationships, such as those recovering from infidelity, healing through a breakup, navigating a shift from monogamy to Ethical Non-Monogamy, or exploring a change in sexual orientation.
Anna’s approach is rooted in Somatic Counseling Psychology, a body-based approach that incorporates our whole self, including body, mind, and emotion. It is a mindfulness-based approach that focuses on helping clients understand how their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are connected to their visceral sensations, and how to work with our often involuntary responses from the bottom up to support long-term changes. She works to help clients understand their physical response to external stressors, and begin to problem-solve ways to introduce moments of embodied choice, to choose to respond rather than react in the face of challenge.
Anna is focused on ensuring that her clients see real progress: her style is interactive, non-judgmental, and practical. A trauma-informed therapist, Anna is sensitive to the influence of past experiences on present challenges, and works closely with clients to cultivate safety in the present moment and to process trauma in a way that increases self-confidence and compassion.
Anna’s first priority in starting with a new client is ensuring that they feel safe, heard, and like an equal partner in the therapeutic process. As a seasoned telehealth provider, she offers the convenience of remote sessions to help make therapy a core component of your self-care calendar.
Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Sexual health & dysfunction - Addressing emotional, physical, and biological concerns related to sexual intimacy and functioning; education and skill building around topics such as erectile dysfunction, orgasms, low libido, shame, and history of abuse; improving communication to realize a fulfilling sex life
Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others
LGBTQIA, gender, and sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love
Anna Mayer is not in-network with any insurances.
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West Pines Behavioral Health at SCL Lutheran, Mental Health Counselor, 2017 - 2018
West Pines Behavioral Health at SCL Lutheran, Clinical Intern for Behavioral Health Intensive Outpatient Program, 2016 - 2017
NorthStar Transitions, Recovery Coach, 2015 - 2016
Natural Highs Drug & Alcohol Prevention Program, Practicum Assistant, 2015 - 2016
Private Client, In-home Caregiver, 2011 - 2012
Naropa University, Masters in Somatic Counseling Psychology, concentration in Dance/Movement Therapy, 2017