Ann Tharayil, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Ann is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over fifteen years of experience caring for individuals, couples and families. In addition to helping people heal from anxiety and depression, Ann also specializes in working with couples to improve understanding and connection in relationships. A mother herself, Ann has worked extensively with new Moms and young families. Prior to joining The Juniper Center staff, Ann worked in agencies, private practice and as a staff clinician at North Shore University Health Systems where she served in the Perinatal Depression Program. As a local lecturer, Ann has offered workshops and parent education programs for families in Chicago and the nearby suburbs. Having lived in Asia for several years of her adult life, she is sensitive to different cultural perspectives and some of the richness and complexity this brings to people’s lives and relationships.
“Coming to see a therapist takes courage. People come at times in their lives when they feel overwhelmed, unsure, confused, afraid or angry with people or situations in their lives. I feel it is my job to be there to listen and understand each person and what they have been through. Once I have a sense of who you are and what you are wanting in your life, I will be there for you on your journey to make your life better. I believe in the power of a caring, connected, therapeutic relationship in helping people heal from hurt, learn about themselves, and harness their strengths to make changes in their lives. I love being a part of the process because I know it works.”