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Anita Black, MSW


Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

Areas of Specialty :
  • Infant/Child Mental Health and Parenting
  • Anxiety and Life Transitions
  • Yoga/Mindfullness

Client Focus:
  • Toddlers
  • Children
  • Tweens
  • Teens
  • Adults

Anita's career has focused on the health and wellbeing of children, parents, and families, working across systems and sectors for equitable care. Her clinical background includes parent/caregiver support, psychotherapy, life transition support, play therapy, sandplay, early intervention support.

Through collaboration and deep respect, Anita takes an eclectic and culturally-sensitive approach to support connection and relationship with self and others that fosters rest, rejuvenation, healing, and thriving. Anita enjoys bringing yoga, breath work, and mindfullness tools and techniques to support emotion and relationship regulation.

Anita has a MS in Child Development and Family Studies and a MSW in Clinical Social Work. She is a registered yoga teacher and practitioner and loves being in nature.


  • BA Psychology, Minor in English, Skidmore College
  • MSW, University of MD at Baltimore

Areas of Focus:
  • Anxiety
  • Career Counseling
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Coping Skills
  • Grief and Loss
  • Life Coaching
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Trauma and PTSD

Treatment Approaches:
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Solution Focused Brief
  • Somatic
  • Trauma Focused