Anna Perna, BS, MBA


Anna completed her undergraduate studies at University of Wisconsin- Stout. She is currently pursuing her Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy at Capella University. Before working as a therapist, Anna earned her MBA in Organizational Leadership and spent 8 years working as a Corporate Buyer. In her experience working in a corporate setting she found her passion for caring about people and the importance of taking care of mental health. Taking the opportunity to pivot careers and leaning into her values has provided her with a unique perspective for helping clients process everyday life challenges.

Therapy Approach

Anna’s approach in working with client’s is one that takes an integrative systemic approach in that she likes to understand the entire systemic picture, while having the belief that every client is unique and has the ability to make change. She builds relationships with clients based on empathy and curiosity, while helping them to provide structure and language to better understand their own unique worldview. Anna believes that we are emotional beings and those emotions can be tied to experiences. In understanding this and creating structure, she can help clients to clarify and redefine these emotions and experiences, which in turn can help to process and find a path forward.

Specializations: Couple Relationships and Families, Life cycle transitions, Grief and Trauma

Currently working with: Couples and Families, Children, Adolescents and Adults

Theoretical Lens: Structural Family Therapy (SFT) and Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT)

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