Anna Lucille Calabrese, LMSW (she/her)

Anna Lucille Calabrese, a Licensed Master Social Worker, possesses a profound fascination with the human quest to derive meaning from life’s raw materials. With a unique dual training in clinical social work and theology, Anna’s therapeutic practice thrives on integrating mind, body, and spirit. She adeptly blends various therapeutic modalities, including Depth Psychology, Narrative Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Internal Family Systems (IFS).

Anna offers individual, couples, and group therapy sessions, viewing each interaction as a relational journey toward deepening one’s sacred connection to self and others. Specializing in trauma, addiction, LGBTQ+ issues, life transitions, and eating disorders, she underscores the importance of relationships in facilitating personal growth and healing.

Anna’s approach to therapy is anything but conventional. She incorporates diverse mediums such as art, writing, movement, nature, film, and music into the healing process. Additionally, she helps clients craft meaningful ceremonies and rituals for pivotal moments in their lives, including professional transitions, relationship milestones, and journeys through addiction recovery.

Anna’s academic background includes a BA in Creative Writing from the New School, a Masters of Divinity from Union Theological Seminary, and a Masters of Social Work from Columbia University. Her professional experiences range from serving as a Chaplain in a hospital to counseling on Rikers Island and collaborating with Buddhist monks on end-of-life care. Throughout her journey, Anna remains grounded in a simple truth: regardless of circumstance, people seek to imbue their lives with meaning.

Transcendent Self Therapy


109 North 12th Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 11249

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