My name is Annie, I use she/her pronouns, and for the past 16 years, I have worked as a therapist, teacher, school counselor, and social worker. A huge focal point of my work as a therapist is centered around helping my clients recognize their natural ability to heal. Much of my work experience has been with high needs populations who have experienced intergenerational trauma, so for me a trauma-informed, humanistic approach is critical.
Humanists have a holistic approach to counseling which looks not just at behaviors but at the whole person. Trauma-informed care emphasizes that one’s context and perception of the world around them has a strong influence on their behavior. In the context of a therapeutic setting, this means meeting clients compassionately where they are at, providing support and wrap-around services for them and their families, and breaking down barriers that prevent them from reaching their fullest potential.
I earned my Masters of Science in Education Counseling from Portland State University and my Bachelors of Science in Psychology from Linfield University. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC), and a Licensed School Counselor in the state of Oregon. I am a trained EMDR therapist and a member of EMDRIA, the EMDR International Association.