Anna Sweetland, Therapist in Training

My name is Anna and I was born and raised just outside of Portland, Oregon. I am a white, non-binary lesbian. I define my non-binary identity as a gender that is neither male nor female, and I should be referred to using they/them pronouns (ex. “My therapist’s name is Anna. They have brown hair”). In my free time, I really enjoy being outside walking around, bird-watching, and always keeping an eye out for whales in the sound! I am an artist, and I enjoy being creative through crochet, painting, sewing, jewelry making, and so many other mediums!

I am very passionate about therapy because I have witnessed and experienced firsthand the power of sharing with others who will listen. One of the greatest gifts we can give ourselves is validation: of both our thoughts and feelings. Taking the time out of your day to speak with someone about how you’re feeling validates for your brain and your body that your concerns are worthy of being vocalized.

I am so proud of you for being here and taking this step toward taking care of yourself! I look forward to getting to know you better.

Anna Sweetland