Anna Hindell, LCSW-R, CIYT
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Anna Hindell LCSW-R, CIYT

Licensing & Certifications:

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher
  • Gestalt Associates for Psychotherapy
  • Developmental Somatic Psychotherapy
  • Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP)

Professional Background

Anna Hindell is a licensed clinical social worker and Iyengar yoga teacher providing psychotherapy in New York City. She specializes in helping people connect what is going on in their bodies with what is going on in their mind. Anna helps stressed-out teenagers, professionals, and parents get off the crisis-rinse-repeat cycle of therapy with a body-mind approach. The more self-aware people become, the easier it is to identify what makes them happy and what doesn’t. Anna helps people grow in self-acceptance, find new easeful ways of living, and figure out what they need in their life.

Anna is Gestalt therapist and certified Iyengar Yoga teacher. Gestalt psychotherapy and Iyengar Yoga focus on connecting the mind and body in the present moment. Using Iyengar yoga within her practice allows Anna to help clients connect to their present experience. In this body-mind approach, both disciplines help people identify the ways they keep themselves stuck. Once clients have done so, Anna helps them process and move
through their feelings.

Anna believes therapy is a collaboration and partnership. Anna’s goal is to understand things from client’s point of view without any judgement. Working together is designed to help clients increase their awareness of their emotional patterns in their daily lives. During sessions, Anna
focuses on what is happening in the moment in client’s bodies and minds. Gestalt therapy calls this bringing the “here and now” present moment into the sessions.

Anna loves her work. She feels it’s an honor when clients decide to share their private stories with her. She feels grateful to participate in these intimate discussions and witness a client’s transformations toward pursuing a more easeful and present way of being in the world.

Education

  • Masters of Social Work, MSW, New York University
  • Bachelors of Arts, Studio Art and Women’s Studies, Carleton College

Other Online Publications

  • Authority Magazine
  • Upjourney
  • Singlecare
  • Hive
  • Insider
  • Verywell Mind
  • Bolde
  • Askmen
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Areas of Focus

  • Mood Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Somatic Psychotherapy
  • Eating Disorders
  • Mind-Body Connection
  • Relationship Issues
  • Life Transitions
  • Parenting, Pregnancy and Post-Partum Issues
  • Trauma-Informed Psychotherapy
  • Teenagers
  • Couples Therapy
  • Pregnancy
  • Parenting
  • OCD
  • LGBTQIA
Coping Skills for OCD Types and How to Use Them

Coping Skills for OCD: 6 Types & How to Use Them

Obsessions and compulsions can be disruptive to a person’s daily functioning, so finding effective ways of coping and managing symptoms of OCD is necessary for a person to gain control of their life again.

February 2, 2023
eating disorders and depression

Depression & Eating Disorders: Are They Related?

Depression and eating disorders are two separate diagnoses that are almost always co-occurring. Between 50%-75% of people with eating disorders struggle with some form of depression,1 which makes it vital to understand diagnosis when considering identifying, diagnosing, and treating the person. It is more likely that someone with an eating disorder has depression, but depression can exist without the person having an eating disorder. 

February 2, 2023
Focused Meditation

Focused Meditation: What It Is, Benefits, & How to Practice It

Focused attention meditation (or FAM) is a type of mindful meditation that involves focusing on one thing as a way of staying present. The purpose is to quiet the mind and come into the present. In focused meditation, the practitioner focuses on a statement or mantra, a visualization, a sound, or another sensory focus.

February 2, 2023
Is OCD an Anxiety Disorder

Is OCD an Anxiety Disorder? How to Tell the Difference

OCD and anxiety share overlapping clinical symptoms but are diagnostically distinguishable conditions. Differences between OCD and anxiety include various symptoms, thought patterns, and behaviors. Recognizing these dissimilarities can guide choices and goals for treatment.

February 2, 2023