Anna Goldman, MA
Mental Health Practitioner, Marriage and Family Therapist, DBT Trained
“Art is to console those who are broken by life.” Vincent van Gogh
Anna (she/her) works with individuals, families, and couples. She is passionate about holding a safe space for people to be their authentic selves and partnering on issues with a strength-based, collaborative approach. Anna brings empathy and a strong sense of humor to her work. Anna is very practical in her approach to therapy and ensures that discussions of strategies to keep moving forward on a short-term basis are woven into the larger therapeutic dialogue.
Body positivity and acceptance are very important to Anna. Prior to joining Art of Counseling as her practicum site, Anna worked since 2017 in several administrative roles at a large, national eating disorders treatment program.
Anna is not an art therapist, however, she is an amateur painter in her spare time. Anna attended Perpich Center for Arts High school where she studied film and photography. Anna received a national award for a public service video she co-produced addressing verbal bullying. Anna believes that art allows individuals to express themselves in ways that can be reflective, empowering and healing.
Anna completed her master’s degree in Marriage and Family therapy from Saint Mary’s University. She is working under the supervision of Heather Matson, LMFT, ATR-BC.
Education, Trainings, Affiliations
- Master of Arts, Marriage and Family Therapy, Saint Mary’s University, Minneapolis, MN
- Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, Saint Xavier University, Chicago IL.
- Recipient, Abraham Lincoln Civic Engagement Award, in recognition of leadership and service “in the pursuit of the betterment of humanity” and for overall excellence in curricular and extracurricular activities.
- Member of Psi Chi, an international honor society with a mission to, in part, maintain excellence in psychology-based scholarship and advance the science of psychology.