Psychotherapist - Counselor - Advocate - Life Coach
Hi! I'm Anna Halliday (she/her), a Licensed Mental Health Counselor practicing therapy in the Miami area and remotely with Florida and New York residents through Teletherapy. I'm also available for virtual Life Coaching services to clients in other states and regions. My passion is connecting people with self-compassion and a gentle understanding of why we do what we do. I counsel clients from a dynamic, identity-affirmative approach full of warmth and acceptance. I work with individuals and couples in my practice and often encourage my clients' growth by recommending additional resources. I enjoy helping clients develop their own unique voice to write their personal life narrative with. As I see it, taking charge of your story is essential for effecting change, growth, and self-actualization. I also strongly believe in a holistic path to healing that integrates therapy with balanced sleeping and eating patterns, self-care, and physical movement to promote wellness.
**Ask me about my current availability for Telehealth and virtual coaching sessions
I earned Masters degrees in Mental Health Counseling at Teachers College, Columbia University and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Women and Gender Studies from the University of Miami. I'm currently studying for a PhD in Clinical Sexology with the International Institute of Clinical Sexology. I have training and experience working with culturally diverse and marginalized populations coping with trauma, loss, poverty, substance use, and mental illness. I am passionate about providing therapy for LGBTQIA+ individuals and have a background in couples/family therapy, as well. Some of my areas of speciality include:
I strive to provide informed, supportive, and culturally appropriate counseling to people with all identities and backgrounds. My goal is to help you grow from your struggles, heal from your pain, and move forward in stride.
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Depression, fear, and anxiety are common and uncomfortable emotions that overwhelm many of us during some periods of our lives. Through counseling and treatment, therapy can enable able you to recover the motivation, perspective, and joy that you once had in your life.
Many individuals experience symptoms associated with painful and traumatic circumstances. Anxiety, fear, and hopelessness are a few emotions that can linger after traumatic events. Therapy can help you overcome these symptoms and guide you through the process of grief and healing.
Relationship counseling is beneficial to those who are looking to improve emotional connection in all stages of relationships. Therapy can help you and your partner speak the same language again. Family members and business partners can also change the way they relate through counseling. Therapy provides a supportive and safe space to discuss issues, practice communication skills and resolve conflict to strengthen your relationships.
Life coaching is a skills-based approach that can enable you to identify and work towards many of your life goals. Through life coaching, it's possible to develop skills to address many issues including improved stress management, increased wellness and health, improved coping with difficulties, greater self-esteem, and better adjustment to life transitions. Life coaching can improve functioning in various areas such as relationships, work, personal growth, spirituality, sexuality, and identity.
Transitions are difficult, and you may be missing the support you need from those in your life. Through affirmative therapy, you can develop the awareness and self-acceptance to guide you on your journey, and you will receive the resources you need to develop a support system of peers and providers to help get you there. I also offer Letters of Support for clients who are ready for Hormone Replacement Therapy and/or Gender Affirmation Surgery.
Are you a therapist looking to start or build your own practice? Are you seeking an established clinician to bounce business ideas off of or discuss challenging cases with? I'm available to help! Through my business consultation services, we'll work to establish a steady referral system, maintain a reliable case load, and build longevity with clients to set you up for longterm success.
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Florida + New York
Master of Education in Mental Health Counseling, Columbia University
Master of Arts in Psychological Counseling, Columbia University
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology/Women and Gender Studies, University of Miami
I currently see clients with and without insurance. Please inquire about which insurance companies I am in-network with. Those with out-of-network coverage may be able to receive reimbursement for sessions through their insurance company.
LGBTQIA+ is an umbrella term used to describe people with the following non-traditional sexual and gender orientations: Lesbian - Gay - Bisexual - Trans - Queer or Questioning - Intersex - Asexual - + Other
"Queer" is a self-promoted label representing gender identities, sexual orientations, and lifestyles that are underrepresented in the mainstream culture.
I'm queer! Furthermore, I believe it is imperative for queer people to have access to healthcare providers who understand and accept our non-traditional lifestyles.
I aim to work closely with and refer my clients to health and wellness specialists in various healing fields. Please inquire with me about referrals. Here are some additional resources:
Please contact me with questions, comments, and concerns.
Based in North Miami
+Teletherapy in Florida and New York