Top Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist of the Year Empowered Woman Award

Anna Svetchnikov is the Founder and Executive Director of Longwood Care, Inc. and a licensed marriage and family therapist and author.

She was recently selected as Empowered Woman Award and Top Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist of the Year for 2021 by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) for her outstanding leadership, dedication and commitment to the mental healthcare industry.

With more than a decade of experience as a Ms. Svetchnikov has certainly proven herself as extraordinary and she is an expert in the field of mental healthcare. Ms. Svetchnikov is a talented, results-driven leader who has demonstrated success throughout her entire career. She is the Founder and Executive Director of Longwood Care Inc., which is a registered 501©3 non-profit organization that serves the communities of Lynnfield and Danvers Massachusetts.

Through Longwood Care Inc., Ms. Svetchnikov provides in-office (extended weekday and weekend hours are available) outpatient therapy with a primary focus on trauma related crisis intervention services to multi-stress, high-need individuals, couples and families as well as working with children with special needs and children’s behavioral issues.

Ms. Svetchnikov’s areas of therapeutic expertise and application include, Positive Parenting Initiative, Behavioral Therapy (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy), Solution Focused Therapy, Systemic Therapy, and the Solution-Focused Relational Approach to provide psychotherapy and counseling services to couples, families, individuals and groups. Moreover, she has experience in treating ACOA/co-dependency, grief counseling, addictions, new immigrants, nursing home patients, PTSD, physical abuse and physical disabilities. Beyond her specialties, she is tri-lingual and effectively communicates in English, Russian and Ukrainian.

Before Ms. Svetchnikov began her professional career path, she earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology (2010) and earned her Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy (2014) from the University of Massachusetts. She has gained experience through internships and residencies over the course of her entire career. Ms. Svetchnikov maintains professional affiliations and memberships with the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists and the New England Association for Family and Systemic Therapies.

Her prior positions as a resident, therapist with a resident, partial treatment knowledge and intensive outpatient treatment centers have been the foundation of her creating her success. Throughout New England, she has previously worked at the Walden Behavioral Center, The Home for Little Wanders, the Boston Children’s Hospital research department and numerous adult day-care facilities and in-home therapy centers.

Throughout her illustrious career, Ms. Svetchnikov has received many awards, accolades and was recognized in numerous publications and magazines worldwide for her outstanding roles and commitment to mental healthcare. This year she will be honored at IAOTP’s 2022 Annual Awards gala for her selection as Empowered Woman Award and will be featured on the famous Reuters Billboard in Times Square NYC.  Anna was just recently honored as the Top Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist of the Year by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) at their annual awards gala at the Plaza Hotel in NYC. 

In addition to her professional achievements, Ms. Svetchnikov received the President’s Lifetime Achievement Award from President Barack Obama’s administration, an Official Citation from Senator Joseph Boncore, and five President’s Achievement Awards for community service. The Boston Business Journal listed her among the top 40 under 40, she was named as the Business Woman of the Year by the Lynn Chamber of Commerce and she also received the Bronze Medal for her recognition as the Female Executive of the Year.

Furthermore, Ms. Svetchnikov is a sought-after speaker at conventions and conferences nationwide. She covers topics on parenting, behavior management and couples’ issues. As an accomplished author, she is working to make her books, videos and other materials available to those in need. She has published and received awards for more than 40 different therapeutic books for children and parents. She also received 12 excellence awards for her literary works.

Looking back, Ms. Svetchnikov attributes her success to her perseverance, her family and friends and her outstanding integrity in all of her professional endeavors. When not working, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends and traveling.  For the future, Ms. Svetchnikov will continue making a positive difference in the lives of her patients and plans to continue providing the ultimate mental healthcare through Longwood Care Inc.

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