Ann Capulin-Thayer

Does stress, worry or anxiety get to you, especially with the current times? Do you need someone to talk with, but friends and family don’t seem to understand? Do you wish you could find somebody who will really listen? Maybe you haven’t been able to feel happiness in way too long, or your fears and worries are taking over your day-to-day life. Maybe your thoughts or fears bother you or seem to control you. It could feel like these things will never go away, and that no matter what you do or change, you are stuck struggling with these issues. If some of this sounds familiar you should know that you are not alone, and that you can talk with somebody about these problems. When you are ready, we can work together to try to beat them.

What to expect working with me:

My first priority is to really listen to you. Too often we talk when no one has really listened. I listen to understand your past, your desired future, and what is and is not working for you in the present. I want to understand all of your personal, relational, and cultural influences. I want to understand what motivates you and what makes you just want to hide out. I work to provide you with an opportunity to talk about experiences, thoughts or feelings that need processing. Perhaps this includes getting to the root of a problem, or discovering a core issue that you haven’t yet addressed. Finally, I will aim to provide for you, and to create with you, some new ideas, knowledge, or insights that will help you to better understand yourself and to better live the life that you really want to live.

Ann completed her Master’s Degree summa cum laude in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with Northern Arizona University. She has worked with adults, couples and groups in outpatient settings, and with court-mandated clients recovering from substance abuse.

Ann has active membership with the American Counseling Association and is licensed by the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners. Ann currently assists with the NAU counseling program and is planning to pursue a PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision.