During high school, Anna Svetchnikov desired to go into the health care industry, having been influenced by her aunt, who is a neurologist. Initially majoring in biochemistry at the University of Massachusetts in Boston, she decided to switch her major to psychology after taking a prerequisite psychology course during her first semester. Subsequent to receiving a Bachelor of Science in psychology in 2010, she began working as a residential counselor at the Cambridge Eating Disorder Center until 2011 and as a health analyst at the Children’s Hospital in Boston in 2011. Between 2011 and 2012, she also served as a social worker and supervisor for Otrada.
Through these experiences, Ms. Svetchnikov decided to delve into family therapy and returned to the University of Massachusetts to obtain a master’s degree. Concurrent to her academic studies, she served as an in-home therapy clinician and supervisor for The Home for Little Wanderers between 2013 and 2016. In 2014, she received a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy. Two years later, she became a licensed marriage and family therapist through the Board of Allied Mental Health and Human Services and also became a licensed social worker associate through the Board of Registration of Social Workers. She is further licensed to practice dialectical behavioral therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy.
Since 2016, Ms. Svetchnikov has excelled as the executive director of Longwood Care, Inc., located in Lynnfield and Danvers, Massachusetts. Longwood Care is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to serving children and families through family therapy and behavioral health services. Recognized for their commitment to empowerment, advocacy, inclusion and collaboration, Longwood Care offers outpatient therapy, behavioral management, couples therapy, social skills groups and trauma therapy.
Throughout the course of her career, Ms. Svetchnikov has published 17 books with a number of more expecting to debut in 2021. Recently in 2020, she published a therapeutic book for children, titled “Awesome Team vs. CoronaVera.” Likewise, she has been involved in such projects as Therapeutic Youth Mentoring since 2017 and Positive Parenting Initiative since 2016. Civically involved as well, she maintains membership with her local Chamber of Commerce and volunteers with community service.
Ms. Svetchnikov is professionally aligned with the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapists and the New England Association for Family and Systemic Therapies. To attest to her success, she received the Bronze Medal for Female Executive of the Year in 2020, the Bronze Medal for Book Published by the Stevi Awards in 2020, and was listed in 40 Under 40 by the Boston Business Journal in 2020. In addition, the Lynn Chamber of Commerce named her Business Woman of the Year in 2020, and in 2017, she earned a State Senate Official Citation from Senator Joseph Boncore. Most notably, Ms. Svetchnikov received five Presidential Achievement Awards for community service and the President’s Lifetime Achievement Award from former President Barack Obama.