Anna Mendlein, MSW, LSW

                                     Anna Mendlein, MSW, LSW (they/them/theirs and she/her/hers) is dedicated to providing

                                     evidence-based therapy to individuals of all backgrounds, with a focus in serving survivors of

                                     trauma and members of the LGBTQ+ community. Anna received their Bachelor's in Social Work

                                     from Ohio University and their Master's in Social Work from the Ohio State University. Her

                                     belief that "the person is not the problem, the problem is the problem" (White, 1988) shapes

                                     her approach to therapy and provides nonjudgmental space for clients to explore, connect with,

                                     and heal their whole selves. From Anna's first social work internship at a trans health project to

                                     their most recent position as a therapist at a community mental health center, they've developed an integrative framework grounded in cultural humility and strengths-based approaches, including Solution-Focused, Narrative, and Internal Family Systems therapies. Additionally, she has received specific training and supervision in EMDR, trauma and dissociation, and anti-oppressive practice. As oppression negatively influences our mental health, Anna works with clients to name the effects of unjust systems in their environments and develop their own power in response to them.