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Anika Thompson, MS, MHC-LP

Anika Thompson, MS, MHC-LP

Psychotherapist, New York

Accepting New Clients


Commitment

Anika Thompson is a dedicated Limited Permit Mental Health Counselor at Love Light Mental Health Counseling Services, PLLC, with a deep commitment to serving the African American community. She is focused on empowering her clients, guiding them toward well-being and resilience. Anika's primary objective is to create a safe and healing environment for her clients, facilitating collaboration and co-creation of a meaningful life unburdened by generational trauma.


Areas of Focus

Anika provides therapeutic support primarily to adults, helping them navigate personal challenges and mental health issues. Her practice emphasizes addressing trauma, anxiety, and depression, with a keen understanding of cultural diversity's vital role in therapy.


Therapeutic Approach

Anika utilizes a diverse range of therapeutic techniques tailored to meet the unique needs of each client:

  • Trauma-Informed Therapy: Ensuring that interventions and treatment modalities are specifically tailored to meet the unique needs of each individual.
  • Client-Centered Therapy: Creating a safe, supportive environment where clients feel empowered to explore their emotions and experiences.
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT): Addressing negative patterns of thought that lead to dysfunctional behaviors.
  • Holistic Care: Incorporating a holistic approach that addresses mental, emotional, and social aspects of well-being.
  • Multicultural Counseling: Providing culturally sensitive therapy that respects and incorporates clients' diverse backgrounds.
  • Empathy and Support: Building a foundation of empathy and understanding to facilitate healing and personal growth.

Specializations

Anika specializes in:

  • Trauma Recovery: Assisting clients in overcoming trauma and building resilience.
  • Anxiety Management: Offering strategies and tools to manage and alleviate anxiety.
  • Depression Treatment: Providing support and interventions to help clients manage and overcome depression.
  • Cultural Sensitivity: Ensuring that therapy respects and incorporates cultural diversity, particularly within the African American community.

Education

  • Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Mercy University
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Mercy University

Professional Disclosure Statement

  • Qualifications: Anika Thompson is in the process of accumulating clinical hours towards his graduate degree in Mental Health Counseling. She serves as a Mental Health Counselor, operating under the supervision of a Licensed Professional Counselor.
  • Supervision: Anika Thompson’s practice is conducted under the guidance of Theresa Timmons (License #083231). This supervisory relationship is instrumental in expanding Anika’s repertoire of clinical interventions within the field of counseling. It encompasses activities such as case review, discussion, observation through shadowing, and examination of clinical notes. The objective of this supervision is to foster Anika’s growth into a competent counseling practitioner, enhancing her skills and practical application in the field. Similar to the treating clinician, supervisors maintain the same level of client confidentiality, ensuring ethical and private treatment of all cases.

Questions?

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