“I believe in a collaborative process that supports you to find greater ease and more vital, connected ways of being in the world.”
Anne specializes in working with trauma, loss, and PTSD, especially related to intimate partner violence, sexual assault, and abuse. She is particularly attuned to individuals navigating intersecting identities and life transitions. Anne also brings experience working with chronic illness, pain, and health-related concerns.
- Expressive arts (visual art, writing, imagery, movement)
- Mind-body approaches, including somatic therapy
- Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) skills
- Mindfulness practice
Anne offers a warm, strengths-based approach, drawing on a range of approaches and working with clients to select what is right for them. Her integrated approach enables clients to cultivate fuller resources for stabilization, shifting painful patterns, and sustaining wellbeing. Anne believes that supporting our connection to imagination and creativity also offers rich resources for healing.
In addition to her work at the Viva Center, Anne has provided individual and group therapy to survivors of domestic and sexual violence at HopeWorks of Howard County, Maryland since 2016. Anne’s prior clinical experience includes facilitating trauma-focused therapy and empowerment with adults and teens in outpatient, residential, and community settings.
Anne has obtained advanced training in creative arts and trauma through the Kint Institute, the Expressive Trauma Integration program, and Transformative Insight Imagery®. She is currently enrolled in the Somatic Experiencing® professional training program.
Other Skills and Experience
Anne spent two decades working in the U.S. and globally to support community responses to gender-based violence, HIV, and women’s health. Her work has taken her to more than 25 countries including Mexico, Jamaica, Tanzania, and Nepal. Anne received a master’s degree in clinical social work from The University of Chicago. Before becoming a clinical social worker, Anne earned a PhD in Cultural Studies and completed post-graduate training in public health.
You can reach Anne via email or by calling (202) 265-1000 ext. 126.