Ann Ayli-Furrer, MA, LAC
Master of Arts in Counseling Master of Social Work
Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
DBT Infused Group Facilitator
Ann graduated with her Master’s in “Counseling Psychology'' from the College of Saint Elizabeth and has over ten years of experience in the field of mental health. She has worked in different settings, including private practice, intensive out-patient, partial hospitalization programs, transitional homes and in-home. Ann has experience with individual, couples, family and group therapy and has worked with a broad range of diagnosis including anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, personality disorders, mood disorders, bipolar, adhd, and autistic spectrum disorder.
I work as an integrative psychotherapist. Each individual I work with is unique and I believe there is not a one size fits all approach. I meet the individual where they are in the present moment and work from there. I believe that the ability to reach a sense of calm, satisfaction, and peace within oneself is attainable. I am experienced in person centered therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and dialectical behavioral therapy. The underlying principles of the person centered approach are based on a foundation of empathy, unconditional positive regard and authenticity. This approach is very effective with many individuals. There are times when individuals thrive on a cognitive based approach, for example, when they struggle with negative thinking patterns. It is with these individuals that I incorporate dialectical behavioral and cognitive behavioral skills with much success.