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-Teens and Adults (16+)
-QTBIPOC & LGBTQIA2+
-Trans and Non-Binary Affirming
-Kink & Polyam Affirming
-Gender & Sexuality
-Trauma, Racial Trauma & Complex Trauma
-Mixed Race/Bicultural Identities
-Children of Immigrants
-Attachment/Family of Origin
-Grief & Loss
-Anxiety & Depression
-Emotional Regulation & Mindfulness
In Person West Seattle, Auburn & Telehealth
Annie is in-network with Premera, Cigna, First Choice, LifeWise, Regence, Anthem and some other Blue Cross plans and can also get single case agreements with Kaiser HMO. Please be aware that Protea Wellness cannot accept insurance for couple's therapy.
50-minute session for individuals: $175
50-minute session for couples: $175
80-minute session for couples: $260
One of the most difficult feelings in life is the feeling of being stuck. I know how disempowering it can be to feel caught in the same loops and cycles. Therapy can be one tool to shift your perspective, examine your feelings and patterns more deeply, and find new paths forward. I believe that everyone deserves to feel empowered, cared for, and seen in their complexity, and I strive to live those principles in our work together.
I believe that humor, joy, pleasure, and play are some of the best tools we have to sustain ourselves through difficult times, and to open our imaginations to a more connected and just world. In relationship, I believe that we can learn and relearn everything we need to know to shift the world into a better calibration.
As a mixed-race (East Asian and white), queer and gender-fluid clinician, my practice focuses on (but is not exclusive to) queer and trans people of color with a particular passion for mixed-race individuals and children of immigrants. As someone who centers their work on marginalized people of many kinds, I am interested in working to end oppression and move toward liberation inside and outside of the therapy room. I believe that each of our healing journeys has ripples in our relationships, communities, and lineages, and that this healing work is part of our larger movements.
My practice is grounded in an anti-oppression and liberatory framework, and integrates elements of psychodynamic theory, somatic embodiment and trauma treatment, narrative therapy, and attachment theory. Our work together will include breathing and grounding exercises, exploration of formative early experiences and narratives, humor and playfulness, and a focus on relational patterns in our work and in your life.
Sharing your story can feel very vulnerable, and I deeply value and respect when clients entrust their time and energy to me in this way. My belief is that each of us are experts in our own experiences and lives, and I hope to join you in that expertise to engage in the healing work you are seeking to do together. I welcome feedback and check in frequently to ensure that your needs are met. I take a trauma-informed approach, and understand that experiences of trauma and oppression can have significant impact on one’s self-acceptance, behaviors, and relationships. I work to see people in their full context, considering culture and intersectional identities throughout the therapeutic process, and practicing anti-oppression and non-judgmental therapy.
Professional training & memberships...
I am an Associate Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (SC 61379273) in the state of Washington. I earned my Masters in Social Work (MSW) from Smith College School for Social Work and completed my undergraduate degree in Politics at Whitman College. My career has included agency work with children, outpatient work with adults, and working with teens in extracurricular settings.