Annalisa Salmostanton, LMSW-T

“We are not ashamed of who we are.” ~ Sylvia Rivera

Living authentically comes with challenges. Prejudicial legislation, discriminatory public
policy and intolerant societal messaging can complicate our personal journeys toward
self-efficacy and peace-of-mind. My clinical focus is to affirm and advocate for clients who
identify as LGBTQIA+. I take great pride in my community. I see your strengths and hope to
serve as a source of reflective light. My practice interests include cognitive behavioral therapy
(CBT), trauma-informed environments, gender affirming care, religious trauma, and minority
stress reduction.
In 2023, I obtained my MSW through the University of Kansas. In 2019, I graduated
from Avila University with a BSW, and I minored in psychology. In 2018, I completed an
associate degree in liberal arts from Johnson County Community College. During my early life, I
worked as a freelance artist/creative. I will always love the arts! I am also the parent of two
amazing little boys–I’m so tired!
I have had the honor of student interning at Rose Brooks–a domestic violence emergency
shelter and Journey To New Life (Journey House), which is a 90-day residential program for
women reentering society after prison. Furthermore, I completed a 500 hour clinical practicum,
through Kansas City Counseling, where I provided direct therapeutic services. I was also a
Kansas foster parent for five years. Rose Brooks, Journey House, Kansas City Counseling and
fostering left an indelible impression upon me. It was through the clients that I learned the true
meaning of courage and strength. I am a lifelong learner and look forward to learning about you…

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