No matter where you're starting from, transformation is possible.

No matter where you're starting from, transformation is possible.

No matter where you're starting from, transformation is possible.

No matter where you're starting from, transformation is possible.

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Meet Annie Wright

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Welcome. I’m Annie Wright.

I’m a psychotherapist deeply committed to supporting the well-being of individuals, couples, and families from the Bay Area and beyond.

From my offices in Berkeley, I work with my clients from the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond to improve their relationships, find fulfilling life paths, and create more ease and joy in their everyday. It’s an honor and a privilege to do this work: to help my clients feel more alive, more whole, and more empowered with the awareness and tools they require to navigate their unique journey and to craft the life they envision for themselves.

I’m so glad you’re here. I look forward to being of support to you.

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Let’s Work Together

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THERAPY & COUPLES COUNSELING

From my lovely offices in Berkeley, I provide weekly therapy and couples counseling to individuals, couples, and families. Read on to learn more and to schedule a session with me.

IN-PERSON WORKSHOPS

Frequently I offer boutique in-person workshops on topics like navigating differences in relationships, creating fulfilling careers, life design, and more. Find out when and what I’ll be teaching next.

COACHING & CONSULTING

For those outside the Bay Area with interest in working with me, I offer online, remote coaching and consulting services. Explore to see how I can be of support to you, no matter where you live.

ONLINE PRODUCTS

If you – like me – love nothing more than a good book or self-study course, I invite you to peruse my library of online product offerings to see what might be of support to you at this time.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Therapy’s expensive. Is it worth the cost?

Therapy is a financial commitment. It’s an investment in yourself and your ability to become aware of self-sabotaging patterns and more capable of practicing new, more effective thoughts and behaviors. This – this ability to think and behave more effectively – can profoundly and positively impact your future relationships, your work, your health, and even your finances. If you’re like most people I work with, you’ve likely already invested a lot of time and energy and money into your education, your career, your home, etc. I truly believe that therapy is a continued investment in your overall wellbeing and success in life.

I don’t want to just talk about how I’m feeling; I actually want things to change in my life.

I think there’s a big misconception out there that therapy means just talking and talking about the past without ever taking action on the present. I certainly don’t operate that way as a therapist. While we will always create space to talk about your past and the feelings that surface as we explore this, I’m a very direct and engaged therapist and actively work with my clients to design interventions, exercises, and thoughtful action steps if that’s what you’re looking for as part of therapy.

Is there something wrong with me if I need therapy? Shouldn’t I be able to handle this on my own?

Making the decision to seek out therapy isn’t a sign of weakness; it’s a wise act of self-care to reach out for support from professionals when there’s a challenge you need help with. You’d reach out to a doctor for help setting your broken bone or to a lawyer if you needed help filing divorce paperwork, wouldn’t you? When it comes to your mental and emotional health it’s no different. Reaching out for professional support is an act of self-care to address the challenges you’re facing.

From the Blog

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Your jealousy isn’t a bad thing. It’s an important clue and opportunity.

Ever scroll through Facebook and Instagram perusing the snapshots of your friends’ weddings, engagement rings, beachy vacations, book launches, or job promotions and feel like you’re far behind/falling behind your peers? Does living in a city where if you haven’t sold your startup/app for millions by 22/retired by 25/helicoptered skied over your winter break (I‘m looking at *you*, Bay Area) make you feel very less than? Do you often feel like everyone else has their life together but not you? Ever catch yourself in a relentless mental loop wishing you could have what they’re having?   Does any of this ring true for you? I know it certainly has from time-to-time for me. Honestly, in my professional opinion as a psychotherapist, I truly don’t think any of us escape feeling jealous, envy, or comparing ourselves to others during this whole human experience. But contrary to popular belief, I don’t think this — jealousy — has to be such a bad thing. In fact, I think that jealousy can actually be a good thing and teach you something pretty important if you pay attention to it. So if you’d like to explore some ideas about how to view and harness jealousy into a positive versus a negative force in your life, keep reading…   What exactly *is* jealousy and why does it get such a bad rep? Jealousy, according to Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary is: : an unhappy or angry feeling of wanting to have what someone else has. My personal and professional interpretation of jealousy is that it’s a complex emotion containing shades of anger, fear, and longing that can be quite uncomfortable... read more

Upper Limits: How much goodness are you capable of letting in?

If you struggle with discomfort when good things start happening to you, find yourself wondering when the other shoe is going to drop, or even find yourself self-sabotaging, you may have an Upper Limit Problem.

In today’s blog post I want to explain what an Upper Limit Problem is, provide some examples of what this looks like, give you a set of inquiries to use to help you understand how this may show up in your own life, and also some tools to expand your Upper Limits.

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7 Key Relationship Insights I’ve Learned As A Couples Counselor.

When people learn I’m a couples counselor, I’m often asked for any juicy tidbits or words of wisdom I might have to support them in their relationship.

Juicy and wise, they may or may not be but there are a few things I’ve learned for sure about relationships in my work as a couples counselor that I’m always happy to share with folks.

Today, I want to share these seven key relationship insights with you.

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My twice-a-month column, Sunday Comfort, is like having a therapist in your inbox.

Together, we’ll explore issues like how to improve your relationships, how to find and create a fulfilling career path, and how to create more joy and ease in your everyday. Plus, I’ll also share hand-picked resources that I only recommend to my clients.

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