Since 1993, Annie has been working directly with people to help them heal. In her first career as a Certified Rolfer(R) Annie laid her hands on folks using this popular bodywork technique for more than ten years before heading into the study of the human psyche, to learn more about how we tick. She has studied with various teachers, mentors and gurus from all over the world and from many wisdom traditions. Her approach to counseling is informed by a ifetime of avid fascination with and study of every area of a human being’s life: body, mind, & spirit.
There have been many traditions which have informed Annie’s interest and experience: ballet, at a young age, began her lifelong interest in working with the body, followed by the pursuit of yoga for many years, and leading into numerous forms of mindfulness and meditation practice. As well she practices tai chi, chi gong, Feng Shui, and Seiki Jutsu, an ancient healing practice currently finding revitalization among Western practitioners. Annie loves words, and has a degree in English Literature and a lifelong interest in writing, especially poetry. She has published one article in a scholarly journal and has won an award for her poem, Cupcake, a revisioning glance at who God(ess) might be. Her Master’s degree is in Community Counseling, the beloved community being the place she believes the real work gets done: because lifting people up has the capacity to bring about not only personal, but societal change. Her counseling style has also been affected by studying the ukulele, barrel-racing quarter horses, travel to places other than Oklahoma, spelling bees, interfaith ministry, improvisational movement & spontaneity, Buddhism & other Eastern philosophies, complementary medicine, reiki, cranial-sacral therapy, indigenous wisdom traditions & healing practices...these and more experiences have all deeply influenced Annie as a person, a healer, & a therapist.
Annie tends to be a truth-teller. Over here in Oklahoma we kinda’ like straight talk: nice, but not too nice, and definitely no bullshit. If you want to know what Annie is thinking, all you have to do is ask. She does not cloak counseling in psychobabble or useless theory and diagnoses but approaches human problems as just that: problems that show up in every human life no matter what, and despite our best intentions. She thinks people are “hot messes” at times, but not broken, flawed or ruined by their histories, or doomed into their futures, either. People mess up, and they can clean up, too. Annie’s words are forthright and practical, generously laden with multiple creative ideas and solutions, and compassionate when the going gets rough. This isn’t tough love, this is just common-sense honesty, kindness & integrity.
Fees for individual sessions are $100.
Payment is made directly to Annie at the time of your appointment, using either PayPal, Venmo, or by any credit card. Annie doesn’t accept insurance as payment, though you may be able to be reimbursed by your provider. Contact them directly to find out whether they reimburse for out-of-network providers. Upon your request, she will provide the appropriate records for you to submit to them after your session.
Sessions for couples and other groups are $150.
See above for more information regarding medical insurance.
Contact Annie directly to find out about the services she provides for folks in the music business: firstname.lastname@example.org
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