Annie’s therapeutic approach is based in Acceptance Change Strategy (DBT and ACT concepts). This strategy helps us move out of difficult situations where we might feel stuck or trapped. By accepting reality as it is, we can problem solve and move forward toward change, choice and freedom. Exploration of values, authenticity, meaning and purpose in life, and creation of goals and self-care are typically part of this process.
Annie’s training in DBT, CBT, Mindfulness and other Therapies offers a variety of creative tools to explore your inner dialogue and provide new problem-solving skills. Her clients value her compassionate and direct approach in helping them get to the heart of the matter.
After a full life of “other” careers, Annie graduated from the Applied Psychology, Counseling program at Southern Oregon University in 2009. She worked as a Mental Health therapist for 6 years at Jackson County Mental Health Adult Outpatient Program (on the DBT Team, Dialectical Behavior Therapy) and for 3 years with DBT of Southern Oregon.
She has therapeutic experience and training in a wide range of issues including trauma, PTSD, grief and loss, Borderline Personality Disorder, and gender transition support.
She has also studied Alternative Healing modalities including Chinese Medicine, Herbalism, Tai Chi and incorporates mindfulness in her work.
In addition, she has previous other experience as a case worker in criminal justice system, a domestic violence shelter, San Francisco Community Medical Clinic, hospice care, and teen mentoring.
Annie is currently in therapeutic private practice in Ashland, Oregon.