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Start a new relationship with yourself

Let's do this!

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What's good?

To inspire and welcome authenticity in session, I show up unapologetically myself; tattooed, anime references at the ready, always knowing what the planets are doing, and having a fur child named Blaze who will likely insert himself into our sessions. In the same way I want you to be truthful and open, I ensure to create a space for you to feel safe and heard. I display that in my work with you, and welcome all parts of you in our work! ​

I KNOW THAT YOU'D LIKE TO BE MORE GENUINE IN YOUR RELATIONSHIPS, AND SPEAK TO YOUR RELATIONAL AND SEXUAL NEEDS. BUT FEAR OF JUDGEMENT AND DISAPPOINTING OTHERS HOLD YOU BACK

The core of my work is the development of connection, communication, and self-empowerment. I help develop an intentional awareness about what’s happening inside, so that it can become easier for you to make decisions about what’s happening on your outsides and begin to make choices about the way you interact with the world. To do so, I work from a social justice perspective, recognizing how systems of white supremacy, patriarchy, and oppression influence the health and wellbeing of underserved and marginalized folx, and how to cultivate joy and pleasure into everyday life in light of these systems.

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We cannot become what we want by remaining what we are.

change is necessary

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Don't let your "what if?" hinder you

Together we can unpack the ways in which various systems, including systems of oppression, have resulted in the neglect of self, and give space to the voice wanting to be valued and heard.​ Through the use of CBT-informed narrative therapy, in addition to relational and emotion focused techniques from a social justice framework, I encourage folx to note their feelings of urgency, and use the space as an opportunity to help explore and create a new narrative, regulate emotions, identify your values, and reclaim autonomy. I value collaboration, participation, willingness, and engagement, and my hope is that therapy can support you in finding increased capacity for connection, choice, and clarity.

Background

I have a Bachelor's Degree in Creative Writing and Psychology from Franklin & Marshall College, and completed my Master’s Degree in Counseling at Arcadia University. My clinical training focused on providing trauma informed care, my particular population being young adults in higher education. After completing my degree, I worked as a staff therapist at a Philly university helping undergraduate and graduate students navigate anxiety, depression, stress, COVID, and institutional inequities. I then worked in a group practice and received certifications in being a kink-informed and non-monogamy informed clinician, focusing my work on relationships and sex and cultivating joy and pleasure. Populations I work well with are BIPOC & queer/gender/TGNC communities, young adults, undergraduate and graduate students, alternative spiritualities, geeks and nerds, and I'm sex-positive, polyamory/CNM and kink/BDSM affirming and trained, and pro-SW.

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Anje McLish LPC

GET TO KNOW ME & MY FAVORITE THINGS

FAVORITE FORM OF MOVEMENT

dance, yoga, and fighting for my life in barre

WAYS TO CARE FOR MYSELF

reading witchy romance and watching kdrama and anime

THINGS I ENJOY LEARNING

languages!

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I want you to experience:

CONFIDENCE

PLEASURE

JOY

ACCOUNTABILITY

CONNECTION

RECIPROCITY

GENUINENESS

Are we a good fit?

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