Anastasia Bean-Moon,LPC, NCC, CPCS

Anastasia is a licensed professional counselor (LPC), a nationally board certified counselor (NCC), a Complex Pain Recovery® Coach, and she holds a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Georgia State University.  She has developed an expertise in chronic pain through her collaborative work with pain management specialists and  training with Mind Body Syndrome (MBS). Inspired to better serve the chronic pain community she developed Complex Pain Recovery®, which provides support groups, coaching, consultation for clients and professionals.   She incorporates evidence-based modalities for managing complex pain and medically unexplained pain, such as neck/back pain,  fibromyalgia, and Chronic Fatigues Syndrome,   that is not getting better with conventional medical/physical treatments. Research has shown that this type of chronic pain may be caused by emotional and psychological factors. She utilizes a pain recovery language aimed at enhancing coping skills and increasing daily functioning. Techniques based in neuroscience are incorporated to empower her clients with  pain education and effective mindfulness-based and cognitive-behavioral techniques.  Anastasia served on the CPA (Chronic Pain Anonymous) Board Of Trustees as a professional advocate.

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Anastasia's therapeutic approach is strength based and integrative, utilizing solution-focused, experiential, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT),  cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), psychodynamic therapy, and ISTDP. She has intensely trained in emotionally focused therapy (EFT) and enjoys working with individuals, couples, and families.  She believes the therapeutic relationship is vital and uses a humanistic approach based on trust and unconditional positive regard. The goal is to help clients gain insight into the past and evaluate present living. Exploration of awareness, coping skills, and motivation of present living are examined to create new patterns of thought, new emotional responses, and behaviors to not only heal and reach life goals but to thrive and live fully.

 

Before seeking a career as a professional counselor, she worked in the Real Estate and Fashion Industries for 25 years. Her background includes 11 years of volunteer experience and the privilege of working with individuals and families affected by addiction. She became a professional counselor because she is passionate about helping others find new, more effective ways of coping and living life with serenity.

 

Areas of expertise: Chronic Pain and Illness, Tension Myositis (TMS), Mind Body Connection (MBS), Psychophysiologic Disorders(PPD), Couples, Interpersonal Relationships, Depression, Anxiety and  Stress, Addiction / Co-Dependence, ACOA, Grief and Loss, Women’s Issues, Life Transitions

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