ANNA MARIE ROSSI, M.A., LMFT
LICENSED MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPIST #86482
Child and Teen Specialist
I love my work with children, teens, and their families. I grew up in Pasadena and am familiar with the schools in the area. I know first hand the academic and social pressure that can start in elementary school and continue through middle school and high school. My office is a safe place where children and teens can explore their emotions and develop skills to cope with them.
I work with children ages 6-12 who are struggling with frequent angry outbursts, coping with the divorce of their parents, or who have difficulty expressing and communicating their feelings. I have a theatre background and enjoy using role-playing, movement, art, and improvisation games with my clients to facilitate expression of feelings and practice the skills that help us feel better! I incorporate mindfulness exercises to help quiet the chatter of the mind and stay in the present moment!
I specialize in working with teenagers who are experiencing a highly conflictual relationship with their parents, feeling overwhelmed by the stress of a demanding workload at school, or facing difficult emotions triggered by friendship challenges. The teenage years are an important time to learn coping skills so that they are equipped to handle the transitions ahead. My goal is to empower teens with skills so that they can feel confident in their ability to cope with emotions. I also work with young adults who are having difficulty managing stress and transitioning into adulthood.
I see children, teens, and young adults for individual therapy. I utilize a variety of treatment modalities to fit the needs of your child/teen including CBT, DBT, and mindfulness. I am creative in my approach and enjoy finding ways to engage my clients in therapy. Sessions are 50 minutes in length.
Learn mindfulness skills to cope with stress and get support from peers:
-Mindful Middle Schoolers
meets Mondays at 6:45-7:45pm
-Stress Less for Highschoolers-
meets Thursdays at 6:45-7:45pm
Parenting is hard. I am here to help support you during the challenging times. I can offer insight and parenting tools to help you cope with angry outbursts, frequent disagreements with your child/teen, and behavioral issues. We will find ways to increase peace and joy in your home.