I’m a licensed psychotherapist and relational trauma recovery specialist deeply committed to supporting those who, while they didn’t come from the best childhoods, long to finally create wonderful adulthoods for themselves.
I’m an expert in relational trauma recovery, specifically supporting the adult children of the mood- and personality-disordered to help them explore, heal, and move forward from their pasts towards a future that feels whole and beautiful no matter where they started from.
From the boutique therapy center I founded in Berkeley, I offer one-on-one therapy services and oversee my staff of talented, trauma-informed clinicians. In addition to this, I’m a published mental health writer and an online course creator.
No matter where you live in the world, I look forward to supporting you in any way I can.
“She was amazing. A complete joy to speak to. She met me where I was emotionally and logically rather than trying to force me to conform to her world view (an issue I had with previous therapists and counselors). Her empathy and care felt tangible and created a safe space for me to share and feel heard/understood.”
“Annie helped me – to put it in her words – “fully step into” my life, after helping me escape from a very unhealthy relationship. If I hadn’t moved overseas (a huge life decision that her sessions assisted with immensely), I would have continued my weekly sessions with her indefinitely for my overall mental health. Highly, highly recommended!”
“Annie is an incredibly intelligent, big-hearted therapist. She deeply cares about the people she works with, brings her whole self to her psychotherapy practice, and genuinely wants to see you shine. She’s easy to talk to and really gets the importance of living a life that’s in alignment with your highest purpose. If you want a powerful, wise, brilliant woman on your team, I definitely recommend choosing Annie as your counselor.”
“[Annie] is a caring, dedicated and skilled therapist. If you are looking to increase your well-being with the help of a therapist – contact Annie. If you are dealing with relationship problems, depression or anxiety or you want to foster a more loving relationship with yourself, increase your self-esteem and/or develop a more positive relationship with food and body image – with Annie you will be in excellent hands.”
“I have worked with Annie for several years now, and have the utmost respect and appreciation for her in her practice. I find her communication style to be warm when needed, funny when appropriate, diligent in timing, and direct when most helpful. I consider her one of my more helpful resources in life, and would highly recommend her to anyone in need of guidance, support, continuity, or change.”
“Annie has such a warm, authentic presence. I felt immediately comfortable with her the moment I started talking to her.”
“I just want to thank you for everything you do, but especially for these newsletters. They are lifesaving for me at this point. I feel seen, I feel validated every time I read them, so thank you for that.”
“I love your blog, and the resources that you make available have been really important for me especially at the very beginning of my healing journey, when I was still discovering what was causing my suffering. Even now though I still look forward to your emails. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for the work you have done for yourself and the work you now do for others!! And the hope and encouragement that your own story of overcoming and thriving embodies.”
“I have followed your blog for quite some time and am very grateful for all the work that you do…There’s a lot of things in my past that I think about and am not really sure how to deal with. Your quiz helped me to begin to question myself and what I went through. I appreciate you sharing your story and it helped me to feel understood and less alone.”