Anjana Deshpande LCSW, MBA, CPT, CJT

Services Provided 


Poetry Therapy Training 


I provide training and guidance on how to use Journal and Poetry for therapeutic purposes. 

I conduct workshops for clients, clinicians and corporations on topics such as Stress Management, The Use of Therapeutic Writing for Post Traumatic Growth, Schema Therapy, Mindfulness and Self Compassion 

I am a Certified Mentor (P) and train those who are interested in becoming CAPF (Certified Applied Poetry Facilitators) CPT (Certified Poetry Therapist) PTR (Poetry Therapist Registered)

As the Vice President of the IFBPT (International Federation for Biblio Poetry Therapy ) I am interested in providing education and support to those interested in this field. 

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Testimonials from attendees  of Journaling Workshops 

I decided to do the journal writing workshop, unsure of where it would lead me. For me, this has been an intimate journey with my soul along the way I found may gems that I will treasure for the rest of my life. I have a better understanding of the key events in my life, and the choices I have made. This course gave me an opportunity to go under the surface of daily routine and have a dialogue with myself. Anjana helps you along the way with astute observations, guidance and feedback."

AU – Sydney, Australia

“I give grateful thanks to Anjana Deshpande, as a satisfied student/customer/journal writer who felt the security of containment working with her in the online Journal to the Self class. It was clear to me in the beginning that she has the sensitivity, depth and capacity to help a guy with a battalion of internal child soldiers learn to do the JTTS techniques. I am now able to gently decommission the army and let all those boys be kids and play on safe playgrounds” – PH

I enjoyed the session on the use of journaling techniques to reach clinical goals. Well organized and presented

DH - Philadelphia


Welcome to a journey with words!

My name is Anjana and I am a Journal and Poetry Therapist. I am also a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Pennsylvania. I use writing and poetry to assist people  suffering from trauma, anxiety, depression, life transitions, and grief. This is a wonderful adjunct to counseling and if you are in therapy, it can be an additional support. 


I also provide training in Journal and Poetry Therapy, and assist both clients and clinicians get acquainted with the power of therapeutic writing. 




Writethought goes to India!


Deepening Intimacy- a workshop on how to use words and yoga to create deeper relationships


My Partner in crime - Yoga Therapist Kanjana!

Horsham Presentation 2

Presenting on Schema Therapy at the Horsham Clinic


Invited to present at St. George's University, Grenada



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