Anthony Banks, LMSW
Anthony (he/him) received his Masters of Social Work degree from the University of Missouri - Columbia. Anthony began his social work career working with clients experiencing barriers to accessing mental health care services as a clinician at the Integrative Behavioral Health Clinic (IBHC). In this role at the IBHC, Anthony provided long-term evidence-based mental health therapies in a safe and comfortable setting to clients from a lower socioeconomic background with varying racial/ethnic, gender, and sexual identities.
In his practice, Anthony approaches clients using Biosocial theory and Person-in-Environment theory. Both of these theories not only acknowledge and validate the individual client in the change process, but acknowledge the impact our unique environments and social relationships influence our overall well being and identity. Anthony uses a client-centered approach and works to consider a client’s intersectional identities when engaging with clients. Anthony has knowledge of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.
Anthony is especially skilled in providing services to those who are LGBTQ+ as well as their families by providing gender affirming education and support. Anthony works with clients of all ages.