Chico Center for Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy and Counseling services for Children & Adults | Support for Parents


Chico therapist An Bulkens, LMFT is psychotherapist and counselor in Chico, California.  An Bulkens specializes in psychotherapy and counseling for young children  (toddlers, preschoolers, adolescents) and support for parents, with a special emphasis on  early childhood psychotherapy, and counseling  for preschoolers and Kindergarten aged child.  She also offers parenting skills support. She offers psychoanalytic psychotherapy for adults.  Her approach is grounded in  Lacanian Psychoanalysis. She was also trained as a clinical psychologist in Europe, Belgium.  Her education emphasized developmental psychology and psychoanalytic therapy. 

Therapy for Adults

Welcome!  Maybe you are considering meeting with a psychotherapist because of a personal crisis, a rupture or a sense of loss. Or you might be struggling with something more vague, difficult to name or pinpoint, but pervasive and distressing.  Reflecting on your life you might recognize certain patterns and themes that keep repeating themselves, even though they cause you pain.  Conscious efforts to change them and even psychotherapy might not have brought the hoped for transformation.  

Psychoanalytic psychotherapy is tailored to the uniqueness of each subject.  

Psychoanalytic psychotherapy is tailored to the uniqueness of each subject.  

What can I hope for from meeting with a psychotherapist?

Meeting with a psychotherapist can start to help clarify what bothers you and offers a space where new and creative ways of going about your life can emerge. It can help you move towards living a life that is more in tune with what you really want, a life that offers you more satisfaction and less pain in your relationships with your loved ones.

Are you tired of being stuck? Of repeating the same unsatisfying patterns although you do not want to? Curious about creating something new and getting unstuck so you can move forward? Call An at (530) 321-2970. I am here to listen. 


'I almost wish I hadn't gone down the rabbit-hole—
and yet—and yet—...”  
        —Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland 









You might be struggling with:



  • anxiety
  • depression
  • loss and unresolved grief
  • stress
  • low self-esteem
  • loneliness
  • moodiness, irritability, emotional reactivity
  • relationship conflicts
  • trauma
  • creative block
  • bipolar disorder
  • psychosis


An Bulkens    |    Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist    |   MFC 52746

Tel. (530) 321- 2970    |   186 E 12th ST,  Chico, CA 95928