Anne Streett, LMFT Associate
In a world where we are not always encouraged to reach out for help, I would like to applaud you for taking the first steps. It is no easy task to entrust your inner thoughts and experiences with a stranger—but I am committed to meeting you right where you are in your life.
Therapy requires a bit of risk taking. You may feel uncomfortable with the idea of confronting aspects of your life that aren’t working well. However, it’s my mission to suspend my assumptions when you share your experiences with me. I’m eager to let you teach me about your world as it is now, and how you would like to see it improve.
Living out parenthood, just like you
As a wife and mother to three children, I am right there with you when it comes to navigating the ups and downs that come with these roles. When I started my own journey as a parent, I quickly realized the enormous void in our society’s ability to provide support to new parents. This is not the type of venture to do alone, yet the resources are limited.
Do you find it hard staying connected to your partner since this new little person came and shook things up?
Do you sometimes feel resentful about your new responsibilities and then beat yourself up for feeling that way?
New parents: Your relationship matters
I have made it a priority to empower couples who are in the trenches of parenthood and restore confidence to help you thrive as a team. Your relationship can be a haven in the craziness of parenting; one that bonds you through the hard days.
If you’re struggling to figure out if you want children, or are feeling plagued with anxiety about your first (second, or nth!) child on the way, know that what you are experiencing is so normal, especially as it relates to the millennial generation. Now is the perfect time to prioritize some space for yourself and your partner to explore what exactly you need- for yourself and from each other- to succeed as parents and to make sure your relationship stays above water.
As a Marriage and Family Therapist, I look at everything in your life through a systemic lens. This means that everything is connected and has a ripple effect. Your relationships paint the picture of your world and illustrates how you operate. This is why it’s so effective to focus time and energy into your relationship: it will have a direct impact on your experience of birth, parenting, and navigating the ups and downs of family life for years to come.
Something you should know about me is that I look for your strengths every chance I get, especially in the most hopeless of situations. I will enter our therapeutic relationship armed with compassion, thoughtful curiosity, and the work of uncovering your strengths to bring a fresh perspective on your struggles.
I have worked in many diverse settings in my time as a therapist. Most recently, I worked with ALS patients and their families in UT Southwestern’s Neurology Department. I have seen how illness can have a shattering effect on relationships. But I also saw couples and families become stronger than ever through their courageous support of one another. Maybe you’re grieving something or someone in your life and you feel stuck in that pain. It doesn’t need to stay like this forever, and I’d like to help.
I hope to shine a light on your strengths, and help you bring hope and excitement back to your life and relationships.
Anne is supervised by Dr. Jan Martin Dunn, PhD, LMFT-S, LPC-S