ANNA MAZEK-VANN, LCPC, CDVP
Anna Mazek-Vann, LCPC, CDVP is bilingual ( English/Polish) therapist who provides individual, couples and family therapy to children, teens and adults from diverse backgrounds. She is culturally sensitive LGBTQ+ therapist. She has extensive training and experience working with complex trauma, sexual abuse, domestic violence, childhood trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder, grief and loss, substance abuse, mood disorders, and anxiety. She offers support to first responders (firefighters, paramedics, police, etc.),and their loved ones, in which she addressed issues of trauma, stress, crisis response , relationships and the impact their job has on the family.
Anna started her career in a healthcare setting, working directly with individuals and families in crisis. As a crisis intervention counselor, Anna provided emotional support, crisis intervention services, case management and education to patients, families, first responders and medical staff. She developed and implemented educational programs on suicide prevention and screening, domestic violence, sexual assault intervention, trauma informed care and toxic stress. She continued her career in community mental health agency where she worked to empower survivors of intimate partner violence.
She approaches therapy through client centered theoretical approach from a biopsychosocial prospective. She creates an empathetic, supportive environment, focusing on the strengths and internal resources of the client, establishing common goals, thus empowering the client to make lasting changes.
Anna is an EMDR trained therapist. She also has training in Divorce Mediation, Crisis Intervention Management and Human Trafficking. She is also certified as National Adoption Specialist.
Anna offers groups for First Responders, families of first responders and Homicide survivors support group. She also offers workshops in Relationship building for couples, Anger management, Self-esteem building workshop and leadership training. She offers onsite crisis intervention management services.
She is an active advocate to end violence in the world.
Education & Credentials
MA, Illinois Professional School of Psychology (Argosy)
LCPC- Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
CDVP- Certified Domestic Violence Professional
NCC-National Clinical Counselor
NAS-National Adoption Specialist
American Counseling Association
Illinois Counseling Association
National Bureau of Counselors
Northwest Suburban Alliance on Domestic Violence ( member)
American Psychological Association