ANNA TORNQUIST

LICENSED COUNSELOR | ART THERAPIST


SUPPORTING NEURODIVERGENT PEOPLE AND THEIR LOVED ONES

ADHD

Are you or a loved one an ADHDer? Or wondering about ADHD? While there are many strengths to ADHD, there can be difficulties due to living a world that is not designed for or accomodating of different ways of seeing and doing things. It can also be difficult to know how best to support our loved ones have ADHD.I would love to help you or your loved one explore ADHD traits, patterns, strengths, and needs in order to gain a fuller understanding of these experiences and their impacts on relationships, work, and life in general.

AUTISM

Are you or a loved one Autistic? Or wondering about Autism? While there are many strengths to Autism, there can be difficulties due to living a world that is not designed for or accommodating of different ways of seeing and doing things. It can also be difficult to know how best to support our loved ones who are Autistic.I would love to help you or your loved one explore Autistic traits, patterns, strengths, and needs in order to gain a fuller understanding of these experiences and their impacts on relationships, work, and life in general.

COUPLES

Do you or your partner experience and express emotions differently from others? Do you or they hyper-focus on interests in a way that allows for a state of ‘flow,’ but pulls from responsibilities and loved ones? Do you or your partner take in more sensory information than others and sometimes get overloaded by it? Has anyone ever suggested that you or your partner might be Autistic or have ADHD?If this description sounds familiar, I’d love to help you and your partner:

  • Explore Autistic and ADHD traits and patterns to gain a fuller understanding of your experiences

  • Explore the impacts Autistic and ADHD traits can have on your relationship

  • Work toward greater insight into each other's understanding of and connection with the world

  • Strengthen communication and support within your relationship

ASSESSMENT

If you are interested in or in need of a more direct and formal diagnostic evaluation and write-up to support ADHD diagnosis, please reach out for a free call to discuss. There are a variety of reasons to receive this level of assessment and documentation, but it may not be necessary. Let's talk about your needs and goals to determine what is best for you.For formal ADHD assessments, I utilize a combination of standardized measures and diagnostic interview. I administer the BDEFS and the DIVA-5. I also collect collateral information as available and necessary. I provide a formal write-up, which is thoroughly discussed with each client.
This process takes three (3) to four (4) 90-minute sessions.

ME

As a Licensed Counselor and Art Therapist, I take a person-centered approach and utilize motivational interviewing. I believe that each person is the ultimate expert in their own life. As a neurodiversity-affirming therapist, I strongly believe that each person has numerous strengths on which to build, and I do not try to 'fix' people. I come alongside clients where they are and empower them to take steps toward thriving. I provide space and support for clients to grow and flourish, even in the midst of difficulty or uncertainty.I am fully licensed in Illinois and Colorado. I provide virtual sessions only.


ART THERAPY

You don't need to be an artist to benefit from Art Therapy! Creative expression is a means of exploring, processing, and communicating. It is a powerful tool for persons of any age, background, or area of growth. In Art Therapy there is no such thing as bad art.If art does not feel like the best fit for you, that is completely fine! I am happy to engage with you through talk therapy as well. I want to meet you where you are.

NEXT STEPS

Contact Me

Please reach out for a free 15 minute consult to discuss starting services.


Rates

Counseling:
$160/ 50 min session
$240/ 75 min session
ADHD Assessment:
$1000-$1500
Please ask about sliding scale options if price is a concern.I only take self-pay. I do not accept insurance.However, I am happy to provide a Superbill statement (itemized receipt) for you to submit to your insurance provider for potential out-of-network reimbursement. You can call your insurance provider directly to determine whether and how much they would reimburse.

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