“I believe that each of us has the ability to heal from previous injuries and build tools to expand our opportunities and happiness in life. I believe a safe and nonjudgmental environment and a trusting relationship can lead to this healing. It will be a privilege to collaborate with you on the journey to identify your goals and work towards the changes you desire.”
Ann is a licensed clinical social worker specializing with individuals experiencing life transitions and the stress, anxiety, depression and self-doubt that can accompany them. She has experience in helping clients heal from grief and loss, including disenfranchised grief.
Ann also specializes working with those whose life has been impacted by adoption: adoptees, birth parents, adoptive parents and those considering adoption.
- Strength-Based Perspective
- Motivational Interviewing
- Trauma-Informed Approaches
- Cognitive-Behavior Therapy
- Psychodynamic Therapy
Prior to joining the Viva Center, Ann was the Director of Domestic Infant Adoption with The Barker Foundation, where she worked with adoptees, pregnancy clients and prospective adoptive parents. She also has experience working with individuals and young adults recovering from grief and loss.
Other Skills and Experiences
Prior to her social work career, Ann was a Senior Human Resources Professional, engaged in employee relations, compensation issues and strategic human relations planning.
Ann received her Master’s degree in Social Work from The National Catholic School for Social Service at Catholic University. She received a Master’s in Business Administration from UCLA and a Bachelor’s of Art in history from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College in Virginia.
Ann is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in the District of Columbia and in Maryland where she is also a Board approved Clinical Supervisor.
For more information, to schedule an appointment, or to contact Ann directly, she can be reached at 202-265-1000 x129 or at Ann@vivapartnership.com.