Anna Sotir attained her Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work and a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, Florida. Anna is currently working towards obtaining her clinical licensure for the state of Florida and is under direct supervision of Megan Goddard, LCSW, RPT-S.
Anna has experience working with adolescents and adults enduring mental and behavioral health challenges in a variety of settings. Anna previously worked for the Healthy Start Coalition of Southwest Florida, a non-profit agency, and provided services to pregnant women and infants ages 0-5 within both the Help Me Grow and Maternity Advising Care programs. She also has volunteered with a local human trafficking agency and has mentored young, trafficked survivors. While working towards her Master’s degree, Anna completed an internship with Lee Health at both Golisano Children’s Hospital and Cape Coral Hospital. Anna worked as a Medical Social Worker in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and worked closely with new mothers and their families experiencing postpartum depression, loss and grief, severe medical conditions of their infants, and substance use. While interning with the Cape Coral Hospital, Anna provided brief interventions and case management with adults and older adults suffering from alcoholism, drug overdose, suicidality, and life-altering diagnoses.
Anna has created and facilitated support groups at Sunshine State Counseling Center for teens and young adults with a focus on anxiety, depression, emotional stress, and empowerment. Anna covers a variety of topics, including but not limited to, coping skills, self-esteem, communication, relationships, goal setting, and mindfulness.
Anna’s areas of specialty are emotional and behavioral challenges, difficulties with life adjustments, trauma, and mood disorders, including but not limited to, anxiety and depression. Anna utilizes multiple therapeutic modalities, such as but not limited to, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Therapeutic Play Techniques, and Mindfulness. Anna works together with her clients to provide a safe, comfortable and positive environment while helping to guide clients to take control and build upon their inner strengths to live a happier and healthier way of life.