Burnout Prevention For Challenging Times

Just because you could do it on your own... doesn't mean you have to. 

Burnout Prevention Options

Online Self-Care Workshops

(Burnout Prevention Trainings + Hopeful Keynotes)

Stress and burnout are on the rise during these unprecendented and challenging times. 


 Tailor "universal precautions" for burnout prevention to the unique culture of your workplace. Learn about team approaches to burnout prevention, including Burnout Prevention Hack-A-Thons, webinars, self-care workshops, leadership retreats and strategic planning for leaders and changemakers.

Skills-Based Couples Counseling 

(In-Home Video Coaching)

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. 

Therapy for Real Life 

(Video counseling available throughout California)

 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. 

Welcome to Therapy for Real Life


Anna Lindberg Cedar, MPA, LCSW founded Therapy for Real Life to break beyond the traditional therapy hour and make self-care more accessible. Therapy For Real Life offers flexible supports including research-backed counseling for individuals and couples, Burnout Prevention Hack-A-Thons for the workplace, and the Therapy for Real Life podcast -- because self-care goes everywhere. Therapy For Real Life draws from proven counseling methods, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapymindfulness training, and relationship coaching. Therapy For Real Life is designed to help you adapt these skills to make them your own.


Therapy For Real Life specializes in burnout prevention with changemakers and their allies -- offering clients a warm and trusting therapeutic relationship and space to problem-solve life's greatest challenges. 

What changes would you like to make in your life?


Therapy Styles


Pick and Choose from Evidence-Backed Therapy Options


Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Build awareness of unhelpful thought habits. Confront problem thinking with practical tools to create healthier narratives and improve your mood. Build a more empowering perspective with the support of a trained clinician. Overcome life's most unexpected challenges with cognitive self-care strategies to buffer you against thoughts that no longer serve you. 

Dialectical Behavior Therapy

DBT invites you to define what "living a life worth living" means to you. Develop a personalized self-care plan using research-backed self-care strategies, including: mindfulness, stress management, mood regulation, and relationship repair skills. 

DBT has shown to be tremendously helpful with managing problems with depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship stress, and in solidifying a sense of identity.

Mindfulness Training

Learn acceptance-based meditation techniques drawn from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Use practical meditation strategies to help you cope with stresses beyond your control, clarify personal priorities, and make ethical decisions in attunement with your values.  Draw from lessons in psychological flexibility to help you stay present and increase enjoyment in your life.

Get in touch with Therapy For Real Life

Schedule a consult with Anna Lindberg Cedar, MPA, LCSW to talk through your questions about therapy.  

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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.  


Tell me: What changes would you like to see in your life?


I'm here. 




"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." - Referring therapist

Self-Care Resources


Burnout Prevention Starter Kit | Therapy For Real Life Podcast | Burnout Prevention Hack-A-Thons


Pick and choose self-care strategies from this free starter burnout prevention starter kit. Burnout prevention training has shown to improve productivity, boost work satisfaction, and promote overall emotional wellbeing. Think about how to promote wellness in your own life, career, and relationships. Learn more...  

The Therapy for Real Life Podcast is designed for anyone interested in adapting research-backed therapy strategies for everyday use. There's a time and a place for therapy. The Therapy for Real Life Podcast is for everyday life that happens outside of the therapy hour. This is not therapy. This is Real Life.


Therapy for Real Life's mission is to break beyond the traditional therapy hour to offer research-backed self-care tools that can be used in daily life. This is why workplace wellness is an essential component of Therapy for Real Life's spectrum of care. You do not have to be in therapy to learn from therapy conceptsLearn more...

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