Just because you can do it alone... doesn't mean you have to

Welcome to My Counseling Practice


Anna Lindberg Cedar, MPA, LCSW


I am a burnout prevention therapist dedicated to helping individuals find emotional wellness in work, relationships, and life more generally. I offer my clients a warm and trusting therapeutic relationship where we problem-solve how to overcome life's greatest challenges. My counseling methods are grounded in research-backed best practices (such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, nonjudgmental mindfulness meditation, and relationship research). I draw from 20 years of experience in helping professions assisting others in their own self-care and burnout prevention planning.  All of my work is grounded in the belief that we each have infinite capacity for growth, change, and connection

What do you plan to do with your potential?



"a sorrow shared is cut in half; a joy shared is doubled." (Swedish proverb)


Services Offered

Therapy for Real Life

Are you dealing with relationship stress, depression, anxiety, grief, or trauma?

You don't have to face these challenges alone. Overcome life's biggest stresses by learning proven self-care and relationship techniques. Learn about counseling options, including CBT, DBT, mindfulness, and assertiveness coaching.


Brief consultation and ongoing counseling options are available for adults. 

Mindfulness-Based Couples Counseling

Are you tired of having the same arguments over and over again? Are you ready to make a change in your relationship? 


Receive personalized feedback about your relationship as well as coaching in strategies that are backed by research to help couples better manage conflict, adjust to major life transitions, and improve relationship satisfaction.

Learn how to integrate simple meditation strategies into your communication and build opportunities for connection. 

Burnout Prevention Workshops

Are you a leader setting the tone at work during an important transition or period of burnout?  Do you feel stuck trying to motivate your staff?Could you use an outside perspective and advice? 


 Learn how to integrate specific burnout prevention programs into your workplace culture. Tailor stress management workshops and mindful leadership  retreats to the needs of your staff. Learn ways that burnout prevention programs can boost staff morale and improve productivity. 

Proud Member of TherapyDen

"Anna has the intangible skills that help individuals feel really LISTENED to.  I feel that therapy is often about goodness of fit--that is--feeling comfortable and safe with your clinician.  Anna makes ME feel safe.  She has a deft touch with people and she's not afraid to ask hard questions or sit with pain and sadness."

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Read My Work

Wouldn’t it be great if we could wave a magic wand and make others go to therapy when they really needed it? Unfortunately, it is just not realistic to expect that. You really can’t force someone to do something that ...

Living with grief… For someone experiencing overwhelming grief, it can be challenging to figure out exactly how to do that. There are as many different ways to grieve as there are losses in this world...

First of all: been there, done that.... many times. I’ve had just about every shape and size of burnout. It’s an occupational hazard of being a helping professional. And yet, therapists and other “do-gooders” are not alone...

NOW is always a great time to check in on your emotional health. Take a moment to notice any areas of emotional self-care that you have neglected. Give yourself a sel-care boost to improve your mood, your health, and your life...

You can be yourself here...


It is not uncommon for clients to tell me, "This is the first time I'm telling this to anyone..." 


I consider it a great honor to hold space for individuals to makes sense of difficult experiences and emotions, while also connecting with their greatest strengths and desires. I use well-researched therapy methods to help my clients boost coping during life's most stressful periods and transitions. Above all else, I prioritize my ability to listen, really listen, to my clients deepest desires and wishes to be who they really are.  


So, tell me: what changes would you like to see in your life?


I'm here. 




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