I received a Masters of Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School in 1982. In addition, I received my training as a mental health counselor from St. Joseph's College Counseling Institute (Hartford, CT) and Antioch University (Seattle, WA). For over 17 years, I have worked in hospital, hospice, or therapeutic settings offering support to those coping with health crises, grief and loss, life transitions, and other physical and emotional challenges. I was licensed as a Mental Health Counselor in the state of Washington in 2002 and for eight years coordinated the bereavement services of a large hospice where I worked as a grief specialist, community consultant, and workshop leader.
I am committed to working with you in the uniqueness of your life story and the current challenges you face. Together, we focus on who you are and where you are in your life by exploring these challenges in the context of the values, choices, loves, and losses that are woven into your life. Telling your story is an important step in being open to fresh possibilities. It is through the telling of where you have been and where you are at present that you may be able to make new connections and discover new meanings as you go forward.
"Anne is a talented clinician and a kind and comforting person - both are needed to establish a safe counseling relationship. Whether you are facing an illness yourself, caring for someone who is ill, or experiencing a difficult time, Anne will assist you in facing hard choices and grieving losses, while supporting and even enhancing all your strengths to see you safely through a hard time."
Carol Kummet, LICSW, MTS
Palliative Care Social Worker University of Washington Medical Center
"I was delighted to find Anne to take over my practice. Anne has extensive experience working in hospital, hospice, and therapeutic settings. She brings a depth of awareness, sensitivity, and commitment to clients with chronic health issues or chronic pain. I know that my clients are in good hands."
Suzanne Fox, MSW, LICSW
Wellness Support Groups