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Annette Pelletier, LCSW, CTRTC

Therapist at Entrada

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Annette Pelletier, LCSW, CTRTC

Therapist at Entrada

Annette is a skilled therapist who works best with adolescents and young adults who tend to present with a “rough around the edges” persona, but are ultimately kind and gentle underneath all of their outward armor. Annette has extensive experience treating individuals with complex trauma, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem/self-worth, grief and loss, opposition/defiance disorders, attachment disorders, family relational issues, eating disorders, and emerging personality disorders. Annette is extremely passionate about helping those who have had multiple traumatic experiences in their lives and is willing to get into the arena with her clients.


Education & Prior Work Experience

Annette is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has been practicing in the state of Utah since 2016. Annette received her Master’s Degree in Social Work at Texas State University in San Marcos, TX. While at Texas State University Annette discovered her love for adventure therapy and gained specific experience and mentorship in adventure therapy while in her graduate program.

Additionally, Annette has several years of experience working with children, adolescents, young adults, women, and families in a variety of treatment settings, to include juvenile justice, public schools, residential treatment, wilderness, home-based, and community-based programs. She began her career at the age of 19 where she was a direct care staff at a lock-down residential treatment center for adjudicated youth in the state of Texas. This experience awakened her desire to pursue her education and ultimately a career in the field of Social Work.

Along her professional journey Annette has worked with a multitude of people with varying challenges. Most notably, immediately following her internship at ChildSafe in San Antonio, TX, she was offered a position as an Adventure Therapy Coordinator. Within this position Annette was able to provide traditional talk therapy and adventure-based programming for youth and families impacted by abuse/neglect. Following her time at ChildSafe, Annette was provided with another opportunity in Austin, TX where she was a therapist at a homeless shelter for women and children. Annette obtained a grant and started an adventure therapy program for those living in the shelter. Most recently Annette has been working as a primary therapist in residential treatment for adolescent females.

Strengths

Annette is a creative clinician who enjoys experimenting and exploring alternative and new ways of engaging clients in therapy to better meet their individual needs. She primarily works through a strength-based lens, recognizing everyone has strengths to draw from. She is effective at helping individuals see their strengths and learn how to build on them. Annette believes in the importance of developing trusting, collaborative relationships with clients, while also challenging them to take risks in order to achieve their therapeutic goals and to help them make the changes necessary to live a healthier, happier, and more fulfilling life.
Annette utilizes a combination of trauma-focused cognitive behavior therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), reality therapy, motivational interviewing, positive psychology, and experiential/adventure-based interventions. Annette is certified in Reality Therapy through the William Glasser Institute. Additionally, Annette has extensive training and experience with equine therapy using the Natural Lifemanship model, which is a trauma-focused approach.


Interests

Annette lives in Cedar City with her husband, two daughters, dog, three cats, and bunny—and is hoping to one day add horses to the family! Annette enjoys rock climbing, camping, paddling, hiking, geocaching, traveling, and just spending time with her friends and family.