Taking Every Thought Captive

I'm Anne-Marie and I'm a Marriage and Family Therapist Associate under the supervision of Dr. Laurie Hightower. I specialize in teaching you to defeat depression & anxiety and improve your relationships. I use TEAM-CBT (learn more feelinggoodinstitute.com) and, if you choose, faith-based methods to create rapid recovery and lasting change.

I was an elementary teacher for 5 years, when I realized I could serve my students better if I could help them and their families. I completed a degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at St. Mary's University.

I have struggled with feeling like an inadequate mom, hopelessness, and wanting to end my marriage, and while I am not perfect, I am on the other side and can say now that I have 4 wonderful children and a husband I adore. I want to be able to show you the way to hope and joy also.


Three things lead to anxiety.

It is the Negative thoughts not the event., Avoidance, and a Hidden Emotion.

Three things bring relief from anxiety.

Examining what function the thoughts are playing, confronting the thing you are afraid, and uncovering any emotion you have been too nice to address. ,


Depression comes from the hurtful things we tell ourselves about us. They are not true and will fall in one or more of the ten cognitive distortions.


Relationships can fall apart for many reasons. Destructive patterns that you and your family member are unable to stop acting out. Examining one moment in time when the pattern occurred can shed light on the values and desires you are really trying to convey to your loved one.

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Call: +210-704-7130

Email: vanessannemarie@gmail.com

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