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Aneisha Dunmore LCSW

Aneisha Dunmore

She/Her/Hers

Clinical Director 

A Bit About Me

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker serving as both a Clinical Director and Therapist here at Ashé

Counseling and Coaching. I am often described as passionate, cheerful, thoughtful, and authentic. My

clients view me as calm, intentional, trustworthy, observant, and engaged. I enjoy empowering clients to

understand that there is power in authenticity and being able to share their narratives because they have a

voice that matters!

My purpose as a therapist is to support clients in realizing that they are worthy of living their best lives

despite what they have endured because lived experiences do not define them. This is accomplished by

creating a safe space for clients to process who they are, where they have been, and where they are going

on their life’s journey. Therefore, my approach to therapy incorporates the utilization of evidence- based

treatment modalities inclusive of Psychodynamic Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Narrative

Therapy, and Solution-Focused Therapy through a trauma lens. My interests and experience in working

with individuals and families encompasses depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, crisis, and relationships. I

believe that what is considered to be “normal” is subjective given the diversity of societal ways of being.

I am a Chicago native. I received my Bachelors in Human Development and Family Studies from University

of Illinois @ Urbana-Champaign and earned my Masters in Social Work from Erikson Institute located in

downtown Chicago.

My professional experience includes working with unhoused communities, child welfare, DCFS advocacy,

crisis intervention, and healthcare, in addition to research around addressing mental health within urban

communities. I have had the honor to serve diverse populations across the lifespan including children,

youth and adolescents, adults, and geriatrics. I pride myself on being an informed “not knower,” as I strive

to be a culturally, competent therapist.

 

Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with friends and family. I love embracing the serenity that life has to

offer by being in nature, cooking, traveling, and listening to music. On any given day, you can catch me with

a book in hand, enjoying a cup of tea or coffee.

Why did you decide to become a social worker?

I decided to become a social worker given my exposure to mental health and the lack of accessibility and

discussion about mental health in the Black community. I wanted to be able to address the stigma and

understand how socioeconomic factors can impact an individual's mental health.

What type of clients are you most excited to work with?

The clients that I'm most excited to work with are the individuals who are ready to do the work.

What's one thing you wish all clients knew?

One thing that I wish all clients knew is that you never have to apologize for being your full, authentic self in the therapeutic space!

Why did you choose to practice at Ashe Counseling & Coaching LLC

The reason why I choose to practice here at Ashé Counseling and Coaching is because of the leadership, culture and climate of the work environment, which consists of humility, diversity, intentionality, and psychological safety.

My top 3 feel good songs 

Being an agent of change by addressing the structure and systems connected to mental health
accessibility and believing that people have the capacity to change, when supported, is what inspires me.

Specialties 

Insurances 

Location 

Anxiety Coping Skills Depression

Family Conflict Grief Self Esteem Stress

Trauma and PTSD

Aetna Better Health, Blue Cross Blue Shield Community, Meridian, IL Medicaid, Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO, Cigna, Aetna

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