Anka behavioral health INC

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Anka Behavioral Health, Inc. is a leading provider of mental health care designed

 to alleviate symptoms associated with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other experiences that cause high levels of distress.

 The company’s slogan “banishes the demons” captures the essence of our work and how we approach each client.

Anka was founded by a team of psychologists who were frustrated with their efforts to help clients access traditional mental health care.



They also saw how accessing services was even more difficult for family members and 

other caregivers providing support to someone suffering from the disorder.

With this knowledge, they decided to found a company that would be responsive to their clients’ needs and 

would alleviate suffering by treating the underlying problems instead of just masking symptoms. 

Anka has remained true to its mission: banish the demons and let your light shine again. 

Anka Behavioral Health believes that everyone is born with light inside them which

 they can access if they are no longer living in fear or worrying about being harmed again. 

The company has treated over 7,000 patients since its founding in 2012.

Anka Behavioral Health offers comprehensive care that is focused on decreasing the problematic behaviors caused by PTSD 

(such as drinking too much alcohol or using drugs) and increasing the patient’s ability to live according to his or her values.

 The treatment includes: 

Anka Behavioral Health partners with the following organizations:

Anka Behavioral Health also works with several universities including Johns Hopkins University, 

University of Maryland School of Social Work, Stony Brook Medicine (NY), Stony Brook University (NY),

 George Washington University, Northeastern University, Harvard Medical School, 

Boston University Center for Anxiety & Traumatic Stress Studies & Harvard Law School. 

All Anka Behavioral Health employees undergo extensive training to help them help clients.

In addition, the company offers a free 14-day program for those who would like to learn more about how they can become a therapist.

In January 2014, Anka Behavioral Health became the first private business awarded

 a Small Business Administration loan for their work with former U.S. Army soldiers suffering from PTSD. 

The company received a $1 million loan from the SBA’s Disaster Loan Program, 

which helps businesses that have suffered an economic disaster and have been unable


Anka Behavioral Health is the only business in Maryland to receive this loan. 

The loan helps the company implement new practices that will help lead to better mental health outcomes for their clients.

In September 2014, Anka Behavioral Health received a contract with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

 to provide mental health care for transitioning veterans returning from combat zones in Afghanistan and Iraq.


Outreach Mental Health Center which opened on February 10, 2014 at 555 North Vine Street in Los Angeles, CA 90001. 

Anka Behavioral Health has been recognized for its work by several national organizations 

working on behalf of veterans or their family members.

Anka Behavioral Health is a proud member of Vets for Mental Health America, 

whose mission it is to enhance the quality of life for all veterans and their families.

Anka Behavioral Health was one of 22 finalists in the White House “Small Business Challenge” competition. 

The company won $100,000 by demonstrating that they are providing the highest-quality services at the lowest possible cost. 

Anka Behavioral Health will use this money to expand mental health services to underserved VA facilities in Maryland, Virginia and Washington DC.

The mission of Anka Behavioral Health is “banishes the demons”. 

The goal of treatment is to reduce symptoms while increasing self-awareness and self-sufficiency.

The company’s services are designed to help the client better understand

 what keeps them from living according to their values and to find ways of overcoming what is holding them back. 

Anka uses creative approaches to keep the sessions interesting and engaging for the client, such as drawing, music, drama and storytelling.

Anka’s approach differs from traditional talk therapy in that treatment sessions are less structured.

 Instead of starting with a specific topic and trying to stick with it for the entire session, 

the therapists at Anka Behavioral Health ask questions about what is going on in their clients’ lives 

 try to get them talking about their internal experience. anka behavioral health incorporated

Anka’s work focuses on what is causing the problem instead of just treating the symptoms. 


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