Annie Wright, LMFT
My name is Annie Wright and I consider myself an incredibly lucky person.
Every day I get to do work that not only feels meaningful and fulfilling, but also, to me, feels like nothing short of a calling.
If you had asked me at age 10 what I wanted to be when I grew up, my answers would have included some iteration of:
“A witch. A children’s book author. The President. Indiana Jones.”
I would never, ever have said, “A trauma therapist.”
(I mean, what 10-year-old would?)
My path to this work was not planned, but I do think it was destined.
You see, I come from a background of complex relational trauma – early childhood abuse and neglect coupled with periodic poverty caused by and coupled with inheriting a legacy of intergenerational trauma down both family lines.
This led to a childhood and adolescence colored by survival and coping, living a shell of a life as a result of all that was unaddressed and unhealed from my early days.
But then, in my early twenties, because of a series of external and internal events, I started my own healing work and earned back my life.
I experience the powerful and transformative impacts of psychotherapy, giving me a truly beautiful life despite early adverse beginnings.
My thirties have been about training as rigorously and comprehensively as I can to help give others the same kind of relief and hope and opportunity that I experienced from this work 15 years ago.
The work of my life has now become my life’s work.
Bottom line: if you’ve ever heard of the term Wounded Healer, that archetype basically sums my life up. So now I do my work in the world in a handful of ways:
I work as a therapist directly with clients who are seeking either weekly therapy or EMDR therapy sessions.
I founded and run a boutique therapy center in downtown Berkeley staffed by highly-seasoned, trauma-informed therapists to serve and help even more of my beloved East Bay communities’ mental health needs.
I create psychoeducational content specifically designed for folks who may never get a chance to work directly with me or my staff but who still need hope and help in healing their pasts in order to create beautiful futures for themselves.
I truly, deeply love what I do.
And that’s part of why I consider myself so lucky – I found my calling.
But I also consider myself lucky because, despite my adverse early beginnings, I have a life that actually feels really good and that feeds my soul.
It’s my hope, always, to be able to create an impact like this for you, no matter where you’re starting from.
I believe wholeheartedly in the transformative power of the work of therapy and I consider it an honor to be able to support you on your journey, no matter where you are in the world.