Anne McDonald, MSW, LICSW

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

Location: White Bear Lake

Biography

With 15 years of experience working in healthcare, I have worked with a broad range of ages, specializing in geriatrics and organ transplantation.  My therapeutic relationships are built with adults in the areas of  anxiety, depression, job difficulties, new or chronic illness, organ transplantation or heart failure/disease, and life changes (dealing with an aging family member, college students meeting the demands of academics or adjusting to “life away from home,” etc.).  I also work with older adults experiencing transition after the loss of a spouse or friend, diagnosis of dementia, moving from home, loss of independent activities of daily living, or general feelings of anxiety or depression.  Additionally, I value the opportunity to walk alongside and support couples experiencing chronic illness of a child.

As a clinical social worker, I help clients discover their own power to create self-transformation, and as your therapist, I see myself as a tool to help you discover your own power to create change. Our work together will result in a customized “tool box” of self-management skills to equip you when life throws you a curve ball.  Let’s start discovering your true potential, so you can keep creating your best life story.  I look forward to working with you.

Background

  • BA, Social Work, Marquette University
  • MSW, Clinical Social Work, University of St. Thomas/St. Catherine University
  • Certificate in Gerontological Social Work, University of St. Thomas/St. Catherine University

State of Minnesota Licensure

LICSW Licensure #18725

Areas of Focus

Academic Concerns, Acute Stress, Adolescents/Teens, Anxiety, Children of Alcoholics, Chronic Disease/Pain/Terminal Illness, Conflict Resolution, Couples, Depression/Mood Disorders, Dysfunctional Families, Grief/Loss, Men's/Women's Issues, PTSD/Trauma