Ann Edgington, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Accepting: self-pay, pending with Aetna, BCBS, Cigna and United Healthcare

Ann believes that therapy is most effective when the clinician seeks to listen first and talk second. She believes the client is the expert, and that a therapeutic relationship is collaborative. Her goal is to support the client’s work to reduce shame and increase resilience, to understand connections and patterns, to support clients in discovering strength and peace, to increase internal awareness, and to find harmony in their connections to family, relationships, work, or life challenges. Ann aims to create a safe and non-judgmental environment to help clients move toward personal goals in a comfortable way.

Ann works with children, adolescents and adults as individuals, couples, and families. Her practice areas include: anxiety, trauma, women’s issues, mindfulness and meditation, sexual assault and intimate partner violence, youth school refusal, foster and adoptive family needs, self-esteem and body image, LGBTQ and coming out, relationships and communication, shame, reproductive justice, emotional safety, grief and loss, and life transitions.

Ann earned her Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) and Master of Social Work (MSW) from Loyola University Chicago, where she specialized in mental health and gender studies. Ann’s therapeutic work incorporates interventions from trauma-informed, strengths-based, and cognitive-behavioral based therapies. In addition, Ann is trained in meditation, rape victim advocacy, and crisis intervention. She has experience as a sexual health and gender justice educator.