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Annie Giupponi, LMSW

I became a therapist because I believe people are pretty incredible.

As a person-centered clinician, my heart is in working with teens, women, and families as they move through struggles and transitions of life. I work with clients from a strengths-based perspective, with a specialty in treating eating disorders, self-harm, relationship struggles and trauma-related issues. I have worked in several trauma counseling and eating disorder centers, both as a family and individual therapist, and have extensive training in utilizing Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Family-Based (FBT)/Maudsely treatment methods. Prior to beginning private practice, I held the clinical manager position of Eating Recovery Center of Chicago/Insight Behavioral Health Center’s adolescent eating disorder Intensive Outpatient and Partial Hospitalization Programs. Outside of my practice, I work part-time as a counselor at Hillsdale College.

I take a holistic approach to therapy, incorporating mindfulness, CBT, DBT, art processing and collaboration into my practice to best meet the needs of each individual. My aim is to offer a solid and steady presence for growth and healing and to provide a safe and comfortable counseling experience. When I meet with clients, I do so with empathy, respect, humor, and compassion. Therapy should be a place to dig deep and work hard, but I believe the best kind of therapy is when you can also have a little bit of fun.

When I’m not at work, you can find me practicing calligraphy and cross-stitch and other hobbies you generally only find 90-year-old grandmothers practicing. Current obsessions are drinking (overpriced) pour-over coffees, wandering around Target, cooking without a recipe, and filling my house with as many succulents as possible. I’m currently trying my hardest to learn Italian to keep up with my born-and-raised in Italy husband, and we love traveling all over the world almost as much as we love our little home here in Michigan.

It’s an incredible privilege to be trusted with the stories of brave souls as they work through some of the most difficult parts of life. I am deep-down-to-my-bones grateful that my job is to love on people and help build healthy relationships – there’s nothing in this world I would rather do.

We all have stories to tell, and I would love to hear yours.


I received my Master’s degree in Social Work (MSW) from the University of South Carolina and my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Hillsdale College.

Credentials and Certifications

  • LMSW in State of Michigan, license #6801100766
  • Trauma Focused – Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT) certificate
  • CBT, DBT, and FBT/Maudsely Method for adolescent and adult eating disorders
  • Exposure/Response Prevention (E/RP) training
  • Gottman Level I Training

(724) 454-9024   |

Sessions with Annie are $90.00

They will be like a tree replanted in Eden, sending its roots out into the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green.
— Jeremiah 17:8