I am a licensed clinical social worker in the state of California with 7 years of experience providing individual, family, and group therapy. My therapeutic approach as a relational therapist allows me to help you develop better relationships with others in your life, including yourself. I strive to create a safe, nonjudgmental space that welcomes people of diverse backgrounds.
As a relational therapist, I emphasize teaching individuals skills including setting healthy boundaries, learning to communicate their wants and needs, and cultivating a healthy interdependence with others in their life. I use warmth and humor to help you feel understood as an individual. My approach blends attunement and caring with creating practical solutions for helping you to deal with your problems. I also emphasize social justice in my work. I encourage my clients to discuss the effects that oppression has on their experiences, and we work together to find new ways to cope. I hope that when we talk, you feel safe, supported, and empowered to make lasting changes.
I earned a Master’s of Science in Social Work from the University of Texas at Austin in 2014. I also hold a Bachelor’s of Science with a concentration in Human Development and Psychological Services from Northwestern University. During graduate school, I completed internships at a high school and at a residential treatment center for children, where I provided individual and group therapy to children and adolescents. For the past 5 years, I have worked in community-based mental health with individuals and their families both in Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay Area.
I have training and experience in the following areas:
Working with LGBTQ+ individuals
Cognitive behavioral therapy
Dialectical behavioral therapy
Human sexuality and sex-positivity
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Parenting issues
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Self esteem , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Gender Dysphoria , Guilt and Shame , HIV / AIDS , Hoarding , Impulsivity , Isolation/Loneliness , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Phobias , Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships , Posttraumatic Stress , Prejudice and Discrimination , Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling) , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Harm , Sexuality , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing
LCSW #82163 (Expires: 2021-10-01)
I am very grateful for Annie's probing questions, sound counsel, and gentle nudging to keep me moving forward on my path of self-discovery.
She is absolutely amazing and kind.
Annie is attentive and thoughtful with her counseling. She goes above and beyond to offer consistent, frequent, and valuable insight and support.
Annie has helped me understand myself better and I'd recommend her to anyone.
Annie is wonderful. Having such a supportive asset has helped me so much through many of my times of crisis throughout the last few months. I am growing into myself emotionally and I know that it is because of her guidance in helping me understand myself and be better on a daily basis.
My world is a better place because of Annie. She is there for me and helping me at a very difficult time.