In 1994, Dr. Weaver earned her Bachelor degree in Social Work from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. Continuing at Wayne State University she graduated a year later with a Masters of Social Work degree. In 2007, Dr. Weaver graduated with a Ph.D. in Human Services, with a concentration in Management of Nonprofit, from Capella University in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
After graduating with her Master of Social Work degree she began working for a large residential treatment facility wherein she was a therapist for incarcerated adolescent females. Three and half years later Dr. Weaver began working at an outpatient clinic serving children, adolescents and adults. It was only after two and half years that she was asked to join a dynamic new male residential treatment facility. She served as the Program Manager and later Program Director for a total of seven years. Dr. Weaver believes it was her calling to move south and continue to serve those who were in need.
Dr. Weaver understands the needs of those who are struggling with depression, anxiety and life's adjustments. Her passion is to help all those that seek it. She has a special desire to help children, adolescents, adults and at-risk families restore their relationships and bring peace back into their homes. You can read more about Dr. Weaver's God-vision and the new children's home in Cumberland County at www.jonahsjoy.org.
In 1993, Anna moved from North Carolina to Jamestown, TN where she attended and graduated from Alvin C. York Agricultural Institute. In 2001, she graduated from the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor’s in Sociology and Psychology. Anna worked for the Department of Children’s Services for ten years while also receiving a Master of Social Work from Western Kentucky University specializing in rural social work. In 2016, Anna resigned from DCS to further pursue her education as Licensed Clinical Social Work (LCSW) by completing licensure hours working at Ten Broeck of Tennessee as a social work/therapist where she provided counseling/therapy to individuals, groups, and families of adults aging from 18 to 87 with different psychological disorders.
In 2018, Anna returned to the child welfare system in her role as foster parent trainer for New Vision, Inc non-profit organization contracted with the Department of Children’s Services. She worked with families and children to assist individuals who have experience toxic stress or traumatic experiences during childhood. In 2020, Anna worked with Quality Home Health Care where she worked as the Memory Care Coordinator working with individuals and families experiencing dementia related illness.
Anna believes in establishing a collaborative working relationship with individuals to empower them in the healing process. She uses the affirming of an individual’s worth and strength as guiding principles for success. She continues to build her skills in therapy to assist children, adolescents, and adults to make positive changes and outcomes for their lives. Anna has worked with individuals who have experience trauma, substance abuse, mood disorders (anxiety, depression, bipolar), grief and loss, self-esteem, at risk families, and family issues related to memory loss and caregiving.
When not in the office, Anna spends time with her family especially with her nieces and nephew along with her 3-year-old Goldendoodle Roosevelt. She enjoys live music, traveling, movies, and hanging out with friends. She attends church faithfully along with volunteering in different church ministries.
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