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Anna Padden is a licensed independent social worker who specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) for adolescents and young adults with anxiety and mood disorders. Ms. Padden has worked in a variety of settings with young adults, adolescents and children, including schools, residential treatment centers, outpatient clinics and in-home settings. Anna is a member of the NASW.

Ms. Padden graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a B.A. in Psychology. She received her MSW in clinical social work from Simmons University. She completed her first training practicum at Needham High School, where she provided crisis support for adolescents struggling with social and emotional issues using a myriad of evidence-based practices such as CBT, DBT and Solution-Focused Therapy. She participated in IEP meetings and led an afterschool DBT skills group for students. Ms. Padden completed her second training practicum at the Family Health Center of Worcester where she provided individual psychotherapy and created culturally-responsive treatment plans for her clients and families. 

Prior to joining The Concord Center, Ms. Padden worked at McLean Hospital’s 3East Residential DBT Program as clinical social worker, working with the admissions team as well as providing individual and group DBT treatment in the milieu. Prior to obtaining her MSW degree, Ms. Padden also served as a Residential Counselor and Clinical Educator at 3East. She created lesson plans for the DBT classroom curriculum and provided skills coaching for residents in crisis. 

Anna Padden: About
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