I offer individual counseling, couples counseling, marriage counseling, and hypnotherapy in my office in Gig Harbor, WA.
"Working with Ann was one of the best things I have done for myself in a long time."
I have found that most of what people are working through has touched my own life in one way or another, as a spouse (and ex-spouse), a parent, and a human being.
I combine the knowledge gained from my life experience with that gained through academic study (degrees in Psychology and Counseling) and training (hypnotherapy, mediation, divorce coaching, etc), years of working with clients, and development of my self-help products, to help you build skills and overcome roadblocks so you can be healthy and happy, and reach your potential.
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- building self-confidence
- habit change
- improving communication skills
- managing anger
- developing emotional intelligence
- goal setting, achieving, and maintaining
- personal development
- career development
- dating and marriage
- and other situations that you can use a little help with
“Immediately upon meeting with Ann, I felt comfortable discussing my feelings in a non-judgmental environment and was able to make leaps and bounds forward in minimal time.
I can truly say what a relief it is to live life and not just endure it!
I’ve finally found the wisdom, with Ann’s help, to be truly happy.”
- premarital counseling
- marriage counseling
- relationship coaching
- divorce coaching
- straight or gay
"When we called Ann we were on the verge of divorce.
After working with her for just these few weeks our relationship is much better, we’re friends again and enjoy being with each other.
The other day, my daughter commented to me: 'Have you noticed that mom’s not yelling like she used to?' Our family is much happier.”
- habit change
- quitting smoking
- weight loss
- general anxiety
- performance anxiety
- test anxiety
- fear of flying
- fear of public speaking
- other specific phobias and fears
- stress reduction
- overcoming abuse
- building self-confidence and self-esteem
- managing anger
- achieving and maintaining your goals
- and much more
"I was referred to Ann by a colleague of hers. I began seeing Ann shortly thereafter and she encouraged me to try hypnotherapy. I was very hesitant. She wasn’t pushy and allowed me several sessions until I felt comfortable with the idea of hypnotherapy. She gained my trust and I decided to try it. I am SO glad I did. It was what got me over the hump.
She was very gentle and handled my situations and feelings with tenderness and compassion. If it was too much, we didn’t go there. If it wasn’t enough, she pushed me gently to dig a little deeper.
I want to thank Ann for all that she’s taught me and I would highly recommend her to anyone who is seeking emotional help of any kind. You can trust her, and that’s not something you find very often. She’s a gem."
Unique approach to time
Unlike most counselors, the length of each appointment with me is determined by what you need that day. I expect you to be at least an hour for any appointment, but we don't have to be confined to that hour. We can keep going until it feels like the right time to stop that day. We take finances and shedules into account, but I have found that if we can work open-ended it is the most gentle and efficient for you. We don't have to stop in the middle of something and you make progress faster. You pay for the time used (charged in 5 minute increments).
"Working with Ann, I get to come full circle to completion in each session. I have enough time. I don’t have to rush through things. She doesn’t let me go too far and she doesn’t have to bring me back too soon just because an hour is up."
I charge $110 per hour. After the first hour, charges are in 5-minute increments. I accept cash, checks, and credit cards. Clients pay me at the end of each appointment and I can supply an invoice for you to submit to your insurance for reimbursement at whatever rate your insurance covers an "out of network" counselor.
My counseling office in Gig Harbor, WA (near Key Peninsula, Tacoma, Port Orchard, and Bremerton) offers a quiet, comfortable, relaxing setting with a view of the Colvos Passage area of Puget Sound and Vashon Island.