Anna Themas, MS Ed., LMHC, NCC Clinical Counselor

Anna Themas, MS Ed., LMHC, NCC Clinical Counselor

Anna is a Professional Counselor with a background in nonprofit community mental health settings. She is married and has a blended family. Aside from spending time with her husband and two children, she enjoys reading, spending time on the river, and walking her dogs. Anna has a Bachelor’s of Arts in psychology with a focus on sociology and organizational leadership from St. Ambrose University where she currently teaches as an adjunct. She earned a Master’s of Science in Education in Counseling at Western Illinois University. Anna is a nationally certified counselor and has been trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).

Types of Services Offered: Individual Counseling to adults ages 17+

Orientation: Through the lens of Existential theory, Anna works with clients to face each individual’s meaning of life as it presents in their personal existence. Anna uses a strength-based approach based in attachment and connection perspectives.

Modalities: Existential Counseling offers flexibility to the client to have counseling services molded to their individual needs. Tools from Cognitive Behavioral Counseling, Person-Centered approach, and Attachment-based therapies are often intertwined in counseling services offered by Anna.

Specialties: Anna provides counseling to adults. She has experience working extensively with clients ages 17+ who have experienced trauma, including Survivors of Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence as well as Survivors of Homicide. Anna has been trained in Trauma-Informed Care, Adverse Childhood Experiences, Crisis Care, Healthy Parenting, and Cultural Competency. Anna’s other clinical interests include, but are not limited to, reproductive trauma, life transitions, terminal illness, grief, anger management, adult children of alcoholics, codependency, terminal illness, LGBTQ+ support, and those experiencing symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

“Although there are a number of diagnoses that I have treated in my time as a counselor, it is not in my practice to name them or identify the work that I do in regard to treatment of diagnosis, but instead to focus on the work that I do with the people that seek wholeness within their counseling relationship with me.”

Current Aspiration:

“My current aspiration is to live a balanced life by being present and noticing each moment daily and to be anything but fine.”


  • ACA
  • NCC
  • Iowa Mental Health Counselors Association