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  • Writer's pictureKara Kohnen

Welcome Annika Woodson, APCC to our Santee Team!

Annika has experience working with adults with severe mental illness and this experience has helped her build strong clinical skills. She builds rapport with each client and makes sure the therapy space is safe and supportive.  Annika is passionate and enthusiastic about helping her clients navigate life challenges.

She respects the importance of meeting the client where they are at in their lives. She approaches her clients with open ears. Annika utilizes both Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)  as intervention techniques to assist clients in developing new coping skills. Annika has worked in a variety of settings including residential substance use treatment, psychiatric hospitals, and outpatient clinics. Annika has over ten years experience in the mental health field, starting her journey as a Peer Support Specialist at a transitional living facility for unhoused individuals located in Palm Springs, California. Annika thereafter earned her MS in Early Childhood Mental Health from SDSU in May 2022.

Annika joined Grow Through Life Counseling in 2024 to support Santee and the surrounding communities. Annika is a registered professional clinical cousneling 11970 supervised by Ian Saward, LMFT She is currently accepting new patients in Santee in person and via Telehealth in CA. Please call 619-549-0329 ext 0 to book with her today!

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