Annelies (Anna) Hagemeister, PhD, MSW, LISW

Annelies (Anna) Hagemeister, PhD, MSW, LISW, is a Licensed Independent Social Worker. She has been a parent coach, social worker, university professor, children's therapist and crisis counselor in the past.  


Anna focuses on the mental health and wellbeing of children, parents, and families.  She has interests in the area of trauma, neuroscience, mindfulness, and family and community systems. She has understanding and experience in working with issues of grief and loss, trauma, child development, family systems, and intimate partner violence. She loves to do arts and crafts!


She works from a person-centered, client-focused holistic perspective that is influenced by attachment theory, mindfulness, cognitive-behavioral therapy, neuroscience, and family systems. She uses play, art, and other creative therapy techniques with child clients, or others who choose that approach.

Anna graduated with her Bachelors of Art degree in 1987, and received her Master’s of Social Work in 2000 from the University of Minnesota. She completed her PhD program in Family Social Science in 2002 from the University of Minnesota.