Ana Tester, LLMSW

Ana Tester, LLMSW Verified by GLPG
Supervised by:
Stacey Krause

Education

  • School:
    Michigan State University
  • Degree:
    Masters in Clinical Social Work
  • Additional Certificates:

    BA in Criminal Justice

Languages

  • English

In life, it can be easy to lose yourself or feel "stuck" by past or present traumas and events, but it's possible to find yourself again or even find yourself for the first time. I'm Ana, I'm a Limited License Social Worker with a Master's from Michigan State University, and as your therapist, I believe that you are the expert on you! I strive to create a safe, judgment-free space for my clients and work with you to achieve your goals big and small. Together, you and I will take a strengths-based approach to meet you where you are, not where you think you "should" be.

I have training and/or experience in CBT, school social work, crisis/suicidality intervention, the LGBTQIA+ community, sexual violence survivors, the juvenile justice system, trauma-informed care, and other evidence-based approaches. I have worked successfully with clients dealing with anxiety disorders, depression, suicidal ideation, and PTSD, among many other issues. I have years of experience and love doing with work teens and adults from all walks of life including members of the LGBTQIA+ community. I also have limited availability to work with couples seeking therapy.

My personal style as a therapist tends to be compassionate yet direct and I also try to find humor in everyday life. Some of my most prided values are social justice, equity, and self-determination, and I make a strong effort to live these values in my therapy work. I look forward to starting the next step of your journey with you!

Accepted Insurance

  • Aetna
  • BCBS
  • Cash/Private Pay
  • Cigna/Evernorth
  • Cofinity
  • MultiPlan
  • Priority Health
We verify your insurance benefits and will provide you with a cost estimate prior to your first session.

Issues

  • ADHD (Adults)
  • ADHD (Kids)
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Bullying
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Family Conflict
  • Financial Stress
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Grief
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Infertility
  • Infidelity
  • Life Transitions
  • Marriage
  • Mood Disorders
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Personality Disorders
  • Pregnancy / Prenatal / Postpartum / Perinatal
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Social Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Thinking Disorders
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Weight Loss
  • Women's Issues

Communities

  • Bisexual Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Intersex Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Sex Worker Allied
  • Sex-Positive / Kink Allied
  • Transgender Allied
  • Vegan Allied

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Coping Skills
  • Relationship Issues

Session Types

  • Individuals

Age Specialty

  • (20 to 64) Adults

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Family / Marital
  • Feminist
  • Gottman Method
  • Humanistic
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Person-Centered
  • Positive Psychology
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Somatic
  • Strength-Based
  • Structural Family Therapy
  • Trauma Focused