With over 15 years of experience working in the mental health and recovery field, Anya Garvey is a skilled Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in effective behavior change using solution-focused, action-oriented, skills-based therapeutic techniques incorporating mindfulness, yoga, parts-work, and meaning making. She sees disconnection as a primary root of suffering and is passionate about helping clients cultivate greater connection with their own hearts, bodies, spirits, as well as creating connection in relationships with others.
"The opposite of addiction is not sobriety. It is human connection." - Johann Hari.
Anya has a Bachelor’s degree in Religion and Psychology from Wartburg College and a Master’s degree in Mindfulness-based Transpersonal Counseling Psychology from Naropa University. She has advanced training in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), Gottman Method Couple’s Therapy, and Nutritional Psychology. She is a Certified TRE practitioner (Tension and Trauma Release), Certified Yoga Instructor, Accredited Certified Health & Nutrition Coach, and a Certified Eating Disorder Recovery Clinician and Coach.
Anya also serves as Adjunct Faculty teaching several courses at Naropa University Graduate School of Psychology. She feels honored to support students, interns, unlicensed clinicians, and licensed therapists through supervision in their continued development.
When not at work, Anya enjoys road tripping in her mini camper van, checking National Parks off her bucket list, building Lego sets, listening to podcasts, cooking & baking, engaging in authentic relating practices, nurturing her 50+ house plants, and playing with her tiny dog Pippa, who often joins her in the office as a therapy dog.