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Dr. Anita Payne, LCSW, CSOTP

Founder of CCS, Dr. Anita Payne is here to help you no matter what you're going through! Her goal is for you to live your best possible life. Dr. Payne is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the States of Florida, Illinois, Missouri, Maryland, and Virginia with over 20 years of experience in the mental health field. She’s also a Certified Sex Offender Treatment Provider in the State of Virginia, with several years of experience working with sex offenders.

Dr. Payne graduated from Saint Louis University in 2001 with a Master’s in Social Work and a concentration in Mental Health, working with young adults, individuals, and families tailored to the unique needs of each client. Recently, Dr. Payne earned a Doctor of Organizational Leadership Management from the University of Phoenix, where she also had the opportunity to teach adult learners pursuing their undergraduate degrees for the past 10 years.

Dr. Payne

​In the last twenty-plus years, she’s had the opportunity to gain a wealth of psychotherapy experience in several areas of the Social Service and Mental Health fields.


Dr. Payne tends to be more eclectic and utilizes a blend of Cognitive Behavioral, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused, Reality-Based, and psycho-education with individuals, couples, families, and groups. A holistic approach is utilized by exploring with and educating clients about how mind, spirit, and body are interconnected. Her theory is that when people have hope and can learn to challenge and replace irrational thoughts, beliefs, and attitudes; people are free to experience change and live their “Best” life!

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