Speaker Bio

Dr. Anna Flores Locke is an international award-winning author and educator, who has provided holistic and empowering guidance in the mental health profession for over 18 years. She holds a doctorate in counseling and is a licensed professional counselor in New York, New Jersey, Illinois, and Puerto Rico. With a robust background, her groundbreaking career includes the unique blend of being a small business owner of Charlandra Counseling Services, a mental health and infertility counseling center; and teaching at Lehman College in the Bronx as a full-time professor.

As an entrepreneur, her innovation and expertise have led Charlnadra to help women gain the proper emotional support and guidance through motherhood. It's a service for women by women!

Dr. Locke is an active leader in the American Counseling Association and the author of "Body Betrayal: Living and Understanding Infertility" and "Introduction to 21st Century Counseling: A Multicultural and Social Justice Perspective". She is a Latina twin mom born in Chicago and currently lives in New Jersey, where she enjoys dancing and going to the beach during her spare time.

Details
  • Role
    Mental Health Professional
  • Pronouns
    She/Her/Hers
  • Languages
    English, Hablo Español
  • Gender
    Female
  • Speaking Engagements
    Workshop, Keynote, Moderator, Support Group
Top 6 Most Requested Speaking Topics
  1. Empowerment and Guidance: Raising Daughters for Reproductive Freedom -- Delve into the essential conversation of empowering young women with the knowledge and agency for reproductive freedom. Dr. Anna shares insights, strategies, and open dialogue to equip parents, guardians, and mentors in fostering an environment that supports daughters in making informed decisions about their reproductive health.
  2. Embarking on the Journey Together: Navigating Infertility as a Couple -- Explore the emotional terrain of infertility as a couple and discover resilient pathways to cope and thrive. Dr. Anna guides couples through the intricate landscape of fertility challenges, offering insights on communication, mutual support, and coping strategies. 
  3. "Empowering Your Journey: Navigating Infertility with Resilience" -- Embark on a guided exploration of the intricate landscape of infertility, where Dr. Anna provides valuable insights, coping strategies, and a roadmap for resilience. In this empowering session, participants will gain a deeper understanding of the emotional aspects of infertility, learn effective coping mechanisms, and discover ways to navigate the challenges with hope and strength. 
  4. Unleashing Your Authentic Voice: Overcoming Imposter Syndrome in Writing -- Join Dr. Anna in an empowering discussion that addresses the common yet often paralyzing challenge of imposter syndrome within the realm of writing. This session offers practical tools and transformative insights to help writers recognize and overcome self-doubt, fostering a sense of authenticity and confidence in their craft. 
  5. Breaking the Silence: Normalizing Mental Health through Shared Stories -- In this poignant and empowering session, Dr. Anna delves into the transformative power of sharing personal narratives to destigmatize and normalize discussions around mental health. Discover the healing potential embedded in our stories as Dr. Anna explores the impact of open dialogue, empathy, and community support. 
  6. Fostering Inclusivity: Supporting Family Building in the Workplace -- Join Dr. Anna in a thought-provoking discussion on creating workplace environments that embrace and support employees' family-building journeys. This session explores strategies for cultivating a culture of inclusivity, breaking down stigmas around fertility discussions, and implementing policies that acknowledge employees' diverse paths to parenthood. 
Education
  • Institution
    Montclair State University
  • Degree
    PHD
  • Institution
    Northwestern University
  • Degree
    MA
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