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About Annalise John


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An independent contractor.


Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)


  • Bachelors’s Degree – University of Hawai’i Hilo, Hilo HI
  • Master’s Degree – University of Utah College of Social Work, Salt Lake City UT

Therapeutic Work with Teens (Telehealth Only)

Being a teenager is not always easy. It is also not easy to be a parent of a teen who is struggling. Teen years are a time of many changes and can be some of the most emotionally turbulent times in one’s life. Counseling can provide a healthy outlet to process these transitions and to develop confidence in solving problems and overcome challenges.

Many teens benefit from support in learning to navigate relationships, stressors, family problems, and growing into their most authentic self.

Some common issues that often lead teens and their parents to seek out support include; anxiety, depression, family changes/divorce, grief and loss, gender and sexual identity and exploration, relationship difficulties, self-esteem, and perfectionism.

I am passionate about helping all people find a deep connection to themselves. I specialize in helping adolescents and families heal, grow, and move through life’s difficulties. I believe that when people can shift the way they see themselves and their challenges they will start to feel better and their quality of life will improve, as they live in the world as the best version of themselves.

I hold a Masters of Social Work from The University of Utah, am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and am a Registered Play Therapist (RPT) as well as a Certified Synergetic Play Therapist. I am trained in Sand Tray Therapy, Theraplay, Developmental Repair, The Safe and Sound Protocol, Emotional Freedom Technique, and well as advanced training in integrating trauma. I am passionately committed to lifelong learning and finding new techniques and methods to best support the people I have the honor of working with.

All this means is I have had a lot of training with how to work with you or your child to support you in gaining relief from current stressors, big feelings, tough situations, and troubling behaviors. I have been in the mental health field supporting children, families, and adults since 2016.

I grew up in the Twin Cities and moved back in 2016 after being away for 8 years. In my free time I enjoy any activity that gets me near the water! When I’m not working with clients I can be found paddle boarding, practicing yoga, drinking a good cup of coffee and reading!


  • Caren J. Frost Award for Promise in Women’s Health