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About me

Issues

Grief

For all of us, the time comes when we lose a person we love. The pain can be unbearable, physical, and the grief can prevent us from moving on with our lives. Professional help is [...]

Separation / Divorce

Separation and divorce can bring relief to some and overwhelming stress and emotional pain to others. Emotions like anger, fear, grief, anxiety, confusion, shame, guilt, especially when children are involved are common. My goal is [...]

Addiction

Addiction is a gradual process that creates psychological and/or physical dependence toward a specific substance or action. Abuse continues despite negative consequences. Long term use leads to changes in the brain’s biochemistry and structure. Besides [...]

Panic attacks / Phobia

They have multiple symptoms, such as a desire to  fight or flee, rapid heartbeat, labored breathing, feeling your life is in danger or that you are having a heart attack, disorientation, jaw discomfort, lump in [...]

Anxiety

We all feel anxious at times, but when that begins to interfere with our daily functioning, our sleep, and job, we are likely talking about Generalized Anxiety Disorder. The symptoms can range from constant worrying, [...]

Depression

Everyone has experienced sadness, desperation and helplessness. When these symptoms continue long term, they are likely the signs of clinical depression. The symptoms include intense sadness, shame, lack of motivation, chronic fatigue, apathy, isolation, and [...]

Other Issues

I also have experience with the following issues: Trauma recovery thought EMDR Low self-esteem Family/couples therapy Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) Sexual abuse Grief Domestic violence Chronic pain Personality disorders Obsessive [...]

Interventions

Когнитивно-поведенческа терапия

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

In CBT, everything that happens to us is neutral, until we assign meaning to it, which then leads to a specific feeling, and behavior. We cannot control what happens around us and how people behave, [...]

EDMR

EMDR

EMDR ( Eye Movement Desensitizing and Reprocessing) was develops by Dr. Francine Shapiro in the 1980s and has helped thousands of people to overcome emotional trauma, phobias, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), anxiety, grief, and [...]

Майндфулнес (Осъзнатост на момента)

Mindfulness

Mindfulness teaches us to pay attention to everything that is happening in this very moment, without judgment, opinions or analysis. This spontaneous observation helps us calm down, while carefully watching our thoughts, emotions and sensations [...]

What’s new?

  • Любовната зависимост

EVA Magazine: Love addiction

Статия, написана специално за сп. EVA - март 2016 Гледайки това амбициозно интелигентно момиче да страда, нахвърлих наум симптомите: безнадеждност, абстиненция, физически симптоми, когато той я отхвърля, като гадене и прималяване; загуба на интерес към [...]

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Anna Todorova

My passion is enhancing the wellbeing and quality of life of my clients through evidence based practices. I am a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) and I maintain a license to practice in the state of Arizona as a Licensed Associate Counselor. I am member of the International EMDR association (EMDRIA.com), after completing the necessary training. I am also a member of the American Counseling Association. I have Master in Clinical Mental Health Counseling degree, as well as Master in International management from Thunderbird School of Global Management, college of Arizona State University.

“I know what it’s like to pretend you are doing OK, living in shame and guilt. I know what it’s like to function in life doing the bare minimum that is required of you, numb or constantly anxious and worried, that someone will see through you and the game will be over. Always overwhelmed and concerned that you are not good enough, successful enough, beautiful, rich, educated enough, and “normal”. I know the feeling of discontent, pain, anger and helplessness, the fear of loss and failure. But I also know that it is possible to overcome all of this and to live a fulfilling happy life. I know, because I accomplished this for myself and I have helped others to do the same. It will not be easy. In the beginning it may look overwhelming. But as a fellow human and a professional counselor, I believe that it is possible for every person to find a way to overcome their past, the anger, shame, and isolation, and to start living a fulfilling life.”

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In the media

  • Любовната зависимост

EVA Magazine: Love addiction

Статия, написана специално за сп. EVA - март 2016 Гледайки това амбициозно интелигентно момиче да страда, нахвърлих наум симптомите: безнадеждност, абстиненция, физически симптоми, когато той я отхвърля, като гадене и прималяване; загуба на интерес към [...]

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