As a licensed mental health counselor, I offer a supportive and collaborative space in which my clients can effectively engage in self exploration, personal/professional growth, and healing. My priority is to create a culturally sensitive, respectful, and safe environment, where together we can explore your unique inner experience and work towards your personal goals.
I offer both private and group sessions of Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY), a unique style of yoga that has undergone rigorous research and is recognized as an "evidence based practice." TCTSY includes a variety of different yoga forms, using a chair or a mat, and prioritizes individual exploration, in which each person is in charge of their own body. This style of yoga does not include any physical contact and the yoga forms can always be modified to fit each individual's unique body and practice.
From brief information sessions to 20-hour professional training, I specialize in offering individually-tailored educational programs to deepen understanding of and sensitivity to trauma, PTSD and Complex Trauma.
Anna is a licensed therapist, yoga facilitator and educator deeply committed to healing, growth, self discovery and self compassion. Anna serves as an adjunct faculty member and supervisor for the Center for Trauma and Embodiment at the Justice Resource Institute and offers workshops and professional trainings across the United States and internationally. Her approach to therapy and yoga draws from a background in neuroscience, her own experiences with yoga and dance, and a lifelong commitment to better understanding human suffering, health and healing.
Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) is an evidence-based adjunctive treatment for complex trauma and complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Developed in the United States, TCTSY is utilized with children, youth and adults around the world and is open to all individuals, regardless of age, gender identity, race, ethnicity, religion, body type or physical ability. This style of yoga is uniquely rooted in neuroscience, trauma theory and attachment theory and is the product of years of research and feedback from survivors who have been integral to the development of the methodology.
Anna offers professional workshops for mental health providers, educators, yoga teachers, body workers, and healthcare professionals who are interested in better understanding the impact of trauma on the body. These trainings are primarily for individuals who are looking to better serve survivors of interpersonal and complex traumatic experiences. Settings typically include (but are not limited to) universities, yoga studios, mental health facilities, and school systems.