Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Therapist
WIFE | MOTHER | SOCIAL WORKER | THERAPIST | HYPNOTHERAPIST | NATURAL HEALTH COACH | SPIRITUAL LEADER AND GUIDE | REVEREND | YOGA SPIRIT TEACHER | MASSAGE AND BODYWORK THERAPIST | PHD STUDENT
Welcome and thank you for visiting our website. I am happy for the opportunity to tell you a little about myself and what enlivens me. I am passionate about learning, growing, and helping others to thrive. In all the roles in which I serve. My intention is to listen deeply to others, validate their struggles, and affirm their strengths. I love companioning people as they tap into their inner wisdom and chart their own course of resilience. I utilize a holistic approach that considers individuals as physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional beings, with an emphasis on mindfulness and somatic awareness. I especially enjoy working with people to increase their understanding of how thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are conditioned in their lives. My focus is on empowering people to overcome obstacles and find inner peace, and I incorporate my deep interest in Enneagram studies, yoga philosophy, and spirituality in all I do.
Bachelor of General Studies, University of Southwestern Louisiana, Lafayette, LA, 1986
Master of Social Work, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, 1992
Clinical Social Work License, Louisiana, 2008
Ani is currently working toward attaining a Ph.D. in Integral & Transpersonal Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies. She is a student in her 3rd year of studies.
Graduate, One Spirit Interfaith Seminary, New York, NY, 2017; Ordination: June 2017
Graduate, Spiritual Guidance Program, Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation, Washington, D.C., 2013
Graduate, Leading Contemplative Prayer Groups & Retreats, Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation, Washington, D.C., 2011
NATURAL HEALTH CARE
Graduate, New England School of Natural Health Care, Boston, MA, 1988
60-hour Heart-centered Hypnotherapy Training, The Wellness Institute, Chicago, IL, 2017
Yoga Teaching Certification, Yoga Spirit Teacher Training Course, Silver Bay, NY, 2001
Yoga Teaching Certification, The Yoga Institute and Bookshop, Houston, TX, 1997
MASSAGE & BODY WORK
National Certification in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, 1996
Ani specializes in:
Additional issues include acknowledging sexual preference, making a decision, finding meaning, seeking purpose, wanting to make a new start, anxiety, depression, living with chronic illness or pain, adjusting to life transitions, eating disorders, recovery from abortion, spiritual issues and more.
Clientele: Adults and Elders
Ani utilizes a holistic approach that considers individuals as physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional beings, with an emphasis on mindfulness and somatic awareness. She especially enjoys working with people to increase their understanding of how thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are conditioned in their lives. Her focus is on empowering people to overcome obstacles and find inner peace, and she incorporates her deep interest in Enneagram studies, yoga philosophy, and spirituality in all that she does.
I believe in providing a safe space for people who are dealing with the stresses of modern-day life.
There is no one right way to find peace, there is only the way that is right for you.
When life feels overwhelming, when strong emotions surface, when you feel lost, hopeless, or just want to reach your full potential--I can help.
I have been married for almost 23 years and have two grown sons.
Some of my favorite spare-time activities include hiking at Chicot State Park Arboretum, camping, singing, playing Spades, and sitting on our porch.
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ORLEANS PLACE | TOULOUSE BUILDING
850 Kaliste Saloom Road, Suite 219
Lafayette, LA 70508
We are honored to provide counseling services to Lafayette and the surrounding communities in Louisiana.
Counseling Offices: Lafayette
Telehealth Counseling: Youngsville, Broussard, Scott, Carencro, New Iberia, New Orleans, Metairie, Baton Rouge, Shreveport, Lake Charles, Alexandria and others.
Teletherapy is available for anyone in the state of Louisiana.
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
ADMIN OFFICE HOURS
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Scheduling is only open during administrative office hours.