Our Therapists

At One Heart Counseling Center, you are working with therapists who work on themselves.  That means you are being guided by someone who is willing to be in the trenches and do the things they are asking you to do.  You are working with therapists who know about the Human Emotional System. They can help you decode the information that wants to come forward and teach you about how to manage the discomfort that can sometimes come with experiencing your feelings.



Anna Pirkl, M. A., MFT, ATR, LAADAC 

Anna is a Licensed Marital and Family Therapist, LAADAC Licensed Advanced Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor. In 2005 she began her journey into the field of helping professionals as a volunteer for Free Arts for Abused Children. Over those 10 years, Anna’s wide variety of work experiences have exposed her to many walks of life and the accompanying challenges that require support. She specializes in addiction and recovery work, complex trauma, and family healing. Anna's therapeutic approach rests on a foundation of humanistic philosophy.  Anna empowers her clients with tools and information to help them work toward their goals and build on their personal strengths. See Anna's post about how to support children with anxiety and worry to learn more about how she works. 

Chelsea Derossi, M. A., MFT, ATR

Chelsea is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Registered Art Therapist.  Chelsea works with individuals, couples, parents, and children.  She is a child and adolescent specialist with over 10 years of experience working with children and families.  With additional training and expertise in art therapy, trauma, grief, development, and family systems, Chelsea tailors the treatment to specifically meet the unique needs of each client or family.  By using a collaborative approach and incorporating cognitive behavioral techniques, Chelsea encourages insight and more harmonious relationships with family members and peers.  Throughout treatment Chelsea is able to help her clients better understand the human experience, improve relationships and make positive life-affirming choices.  Find out more about how Chelsea works by taking a look at her blog posts: What's Really Going on Underneath Your Child's Misbehaviors (and How to Respond),  Children and Grief: How You Can Understand and Support Your Kids and Keeping Your Cool When Your Kids Are Not

Lily Tsutsumida, M. A., MFT, ATR 

Lily is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Registered Art Therapist.  Lily began working in substance abuse and eating disorder treatment in 2008, through which she discovered the power of humanistic connection in helping her clients face their challenges free of shame.  She specializes in supporting people during times when life has brought an unexpected change, a relationship is causing pain, or a habit or behavior has gotten out of control.  She is also passionate about working with adolescents through the integral process of developing a healthy and whole personal identity while navigating the complex world of teen life.  Lily uses experiential art activities, cognitive-behavioral tools, and insight-oriented talk therapy to help adults, adolescents, and children understand their inner worlds, improve their emotional literacy, and build internal skills that support them in achieving their goals.  Find out more about how Lily works and read her blog post about getting the most out of your experience in therapy. This is another great post from Lily: Your "Shy" Teenage Daughter is Amazing, So Why Doesn't She Have the Friendships She Deserves?

Adrian W. Hall, M.A., MFT, ATR

Adrian is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Registered Art Therapist.  Her training and background are working with children and families, which has provided an excellent foundation for the work she has done with a range of clients as all people have important childhood and family histories that impact current life.  Adrian utilizes a Gestalt, Object Relations and Humanistic perspective, often times incorporating practical, cognitive behavorial interventions as well as providing education in order to help her clients understand the nature of being human and how to work with it rather than against it. 

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