Anne M. Appel, M.A.


I know that at times, life can be full of challenges and struggles which can leave us feeling depressed, anxious, and overwhelmed. It takes courage to look at the areas of your life that you are dissatisfied with and share your thoughts and feelings. I provide a safe, non-judgmental, compassionate space where you have the opportunity to tell your unique story, gain insight, and make positive lasting change.

My focus is to guide you toward greater fulfillment, meaning, and an overall sense of well-being. Do you already think you have a pretty great life? Awesome, come on in; we’ll work together to figure out exactly why that is and what we can do to bring an even greater sense of depth and meaning to your world.

Professional Credentials

Licenses & Certifications

  • Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
    State of Illinois

  • Leadership and Effective Analysis 360
    Management Research Group

educational background

  • Adler University | Master of Arts
    Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling

  • Elmhurst University | Bachelor of Arts

Professional Experience

  • Chair of Ethics Committee
    Illinois Counselors Association

  • Founder, Therapist & CEO
    Anne M. Appel, LLC

  • Co-Founder & Senior Advisor