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I saw Annie after a particularly intense breakup when I was struggling to reorient myself while dealing w/a tenuous living situation and difficult (but rewarding) job.

She was amazing. A complete joy to speak to. She met me where I was emotionally and logically rather than trying to force me to conform to her world view (an issue I had with previous therapists and counsellors).

Her empathy and care felt tangible and created a safe space for me to share and feel heard/understood.

Honestly, if I had the money I’d continue to see her weekly for the rest of my life. Just a great addition to my overall wellbeing even after the initial issue was addressed.

Morgan W.

San Francisco, CA

Annie is a sincere and warm hearted person and has a natural ability to connect with people. She is truly dedicated and alive in her own life, and this reflects in her as a professional as well.

I have turned to Annie in one of my toughest and most painful times in life. Her compassion and understanding filled my heart, and her deep response to me was one of the reference points of support that helped me get up everyday and keep working through it.

She allowed me to say something incredibly painful, and she let me know I wasn’t alone. And most of all, she heard me. Somehow her empathy gave my heart a deep acknowledgement it needed. I felt some piece of landing after that.

The gratitude I feel for Annie goes far beyond the meaning of the words, thank you. I would feel absolutely confident sending my daughter, or any family member, to her.

I recommend Annie without hesitation.

Kathleen S.

Victoria, Canada

I’ve worked with three therapists since I was a high school student and, far and away, working with Annie was the best therapy experience I’ve had!

From a really basic, practical level, Annie is one of the few therapists who seems to get that technology is not evil! She has a great client portal system and I was always able to book or reschedule sessions with her and get all my client paperwork online without having to wait a week in between sessions which I’ve experienced with other therapists. She also takes credit cards which was a huge plus for me since I like to earn miles whenever I can.

Next, she was actually on time to our sessions and always professional. I know this sounds basic, but I’ve had lots of experiences with other therapists who were late to session or who ate their lunch in session or left their phone out. Annie never did that – she was never late once – and I appreciated that.

Finally, and most importantly, she’s a really good therapist! She’s wise and grounded and really easy to talk to. It’s clear, too, that she really cares about her work and that she really cared about me as a client. She went above and beyond sending me resources when I needed them for lawyers, acupuncturists, and even referring me and my partner out to couples counseling. I learned a lot from her and worked through some really painful stuff that was going on for me with my family. I still contact her from time to time when I need a “tune-up” (especially around the holidays) and she’s always able to fit me in. She’s been a huge help to me and I really recommend her as a therapist!

 

Hannah G.

El Cerrito, CA

I have worked with Annie for several years now, and have the utmost respect and appreciation for her in her practice. I find her communication style to be warm when needed, funny when appropriate, diligent in timing, and direct when most helpful. I consider her one of my more helpful resources in life, and would highly recommend her to anyone in need of guidance, support, continuity, or change.

Brook M.

Oakland, CA

Annie is a woman with roots. She is deeply grounded and has an empathetic depth matched by very few people I’ve met. She does not shrink from difficult emotions and has incredible capacity to sit with you in the dark spaces, without losing sight of the light. I’ve trained and collaborated with Annie on many occasions and she is a person who’s advice and support I regularly seek out. I’ve already sent a few referrals her way and would trust her to be a compassionate guide to anyone’s process of self-discovery. If you are contemplating therapy, call her. She is a gem.

Marissa B.

Oakland, CA

Annie is an incredibly intelligent, big-hearted therapist. She deeply cares about the people she works with, brings her whole self to her psychotherapy practice, and genuinely wants to see you shine. She’s easy to talk to and really gets the importance of living a life that’s in alignment with your highest purpose. If you want a powerful, wise, brilliant woman on your team, I definitely recommend choosing Annie as your counselor.

Lauren S.

San Francisco, CA

If I had to confide in Annie I would trust her with my deepest secrets and demons. She is a rare individual with whom you feel completely at ease with. It’s not just her voluminous cache of professional and academic accomplishment and it’s not just that she represents the crest of a movement of independent/strong women who do not allow gender to define who they are as people… but it’s her genuine and sincere approach to creating and nurturing human connection. She wants to help. She wants to make the world a better place on a micro AND macro level. We have had heart to hearts many times over the years, and when the real-deal issues come to my heart ‘n mind’s doorstep, I call/email Annie. She always has time for people, she treasures her friends, and whatever she decides to take on: she sets her sights at being the best. Want to talk to the best, be advised by the best – and feel completely safe and comfortable – then call or visit Annie. Trust her. I do.

Gio R.

Chicago, IL

Annie has been providing sound advice and council since well before she graduated and received certification as a psychotherapist. She is well-traveled, educated, and surrounds herself with a vast array of mentors, advisers, colleagues, peers, clients, and educators to constantly keep her research cutting edge, her techniques honed, her senses keen, her ears and eyes open, and her heart soft. She draws influence from such a spectrum of backgrounds, she is sure to relate to any scenario or situation life can present. I whole-heartedly recommend her professional services. Rest assured that you are making a well informed and just decision to employ her. What a gifted and mindful practitioner!

Mo H.

Ukiah, CA

I had the opportunity to work alongside Annie Wright for an entire year, and the care with which she tends to her client’s needs is noteworthy. Annie is the consummate professional, and the successful outcomes she has been able to consistently sustain in both working with clients and in the development of her business are mirror images of each other. Her work is saturated with kindness, skill, and results, and yet her great clinical success has not detracted from the fact that at her very core she is simply a really good, approachable, and down-to-earth person. I recommend Annie to anyone seeking a skilled psychotherapist, and I also recommend her to any therapist seeking support with developing a sound and sustainable private practice… Annie is a wonderful guide and example in these and so many other areas of personal and professional development, and I am grateful to have had the opportunity to get to know her and her fine work.

Jonathan R.

Mill Valley, CA

Annie is a Psychotherapist Colleague of mine and we have been in a training together as well. Annie has a vital presence that cuts through the mental clutter. She is intuitive and insightful and will not hesitate to communicate what she knows and feels when the timing is right. Annie has an ability to feel and articulate what is not being said. Any individual or couple looking for a straightforward, aligned and gifted therapist is in good hands.

Valerie T.

San Francisco, CA

I had met Annie in a professional setting, but she soon became a close confidant throughout my time with her at Women’s Funding Network. I was going through my own professional and personal transition and Annie’s warmth, compassion, and guidance really helped me find the clarity I was looking for.

Annie is so wonderful and I highly recommended anyone needing a little extra support in their lives to reach out to her. You will be in good hands!

Smith G.

San Francisco, CA

Should you have the pleasure of working with Annie, you will experience her keen ability to tune in to people’s experience, hang out with them there with empathy, and gently guide them toward the balance they seek. Her warmth and positive regard are almost palpable. If you are seeking a highly skilled therapist with whom you will feel cared for, I highly recommend Annie.

 

Nicole G.

Oakland, CA

I was going through a very difficult period last year when a close friend broke off contact for no apparent reason. Annie was an excellent listener in that period, and offering advice and guidance to help get things back on track and recreate the strong bond that once existed. Yes, Annie has the ability to express the right things at the right time, and her warm and encouraging attitude was exactly what I had been looking for to rebuild this friendship to my friend. Am very grateful for Annie´s valuable support!

Johanna W.

New York, NY

Annie and I lived and worked together at the Esalen Institute, so I got to know her pretty well. Annie is empathetic, compassionate, and deeply caring. She is a diligent student of life – curious and engaged, and as a result, knowledgable and inspired. She has much wisdom to offer – seek her out.

Rebecca E.

Brooklyn, NY

I met Annie … and was immediately struck by her warmth, openness and optimism.  She lights up the room when she enters and her magnetism makes everyone around her feel loved. The care she places on her work is extraordinary… Whenever I have the opportunity to sit with Annie, I feel truly heard and inevitably feel better about myself after our time together.

Kathryn G.

Seattle, WA

It’s an absolute pleasure to recommend Annie as a therapist. She’s extremely knowledgeable, and has a kind, warm presence you can feel from the minute you meet her. She provides supportive care designed to help you understand deep family issues, and move beyond older wounds. But she also helps you heal from more present issues, like anxiety and depression. Just spend some time reading through her beautiful writing on a variety of topics — I’m sure you’ll find she’s the therapist for you. Five stars all the way.

Alicia N

Oakland, CA

I met Annie in 2007 when we both were living, working and training in Gestalt at Esalen Institute, and discovered her to be an invaluable resource in my own emotional and professional development. Her confidence, fierce loyalty and commitment to honesty have helped me enormously. I refer clients to her with full confidence.

Craig P.

San Francisco, CA

Knowing Annie in a professional capacity is inspiring! She is a caring, dedicated and skilled therapist. If you are looking to increase your well-being with the help of a therapist – contact Annie. If you are dealing with relationship problems, depression or anxiety or you want to foster a more loving relationship with your self, increase your self-esteem and/or develop a more positive relationship with food and body image – With Annie you will be in excellent hands.

Hannah G.

San Francisco, CA

Annie has a way of being in the world that is beautifully intuitive, warm, compassionate, and comforting. Yet she can also get right to the heart of an issue with a fierce kindness that few people truly embody. I highly recommend Annie as a therapist and coach. She is one-of-a-kind and actually walks her talk.

Jennifer K.

Portland, OR

Annie Wright is a passionate professional.  Dedicated to seeing those around her not only succeed, but thrive.  Generous in her time and and open with her soul she is able to meet you where you are at and guide you to an enriched and better version of yourself.  I know her to be deeply caring, intelligent, and honest. Emily O.

Katy, TX

Annie Wright is amazing! In addition to having a warm, open personality she is very intelligent, gifted and passionate. Annie is a fantastic clinician and partner in healing.  David B.

San Francisco, CA

She is a compassionate and kind and beautiful human being. She is very smart, and cares deeply. I would strongly recommend her to anyone looking for a good psychotherapist.

Brooke M.

Santa Monica, CA

With Annie, I felt totally understood in my deepest needs and supported in following my dreams as well as core values to determine the next steps in my career and general life decisions. Annie has an intuitive way of feeling what is important to people and gently guiding the process of self-discovery and empowerment. If we could all have a go-to person in our human experience, I would trust Annie to help with personal development and managing life’s bumps in the road, big or small — her commitment is unparalleled. Johanna A.

Carmel, CA

She is articulate, funny and engaging. Enormously talented, she has the ability to analyze situations and solve complex issues with warmth and intellect, a rare combination. Rachel B.

Aptos, CA

Annie Wright is warm, open, thoughtful and kind. Add these qualities to her whip-smart intellect and you have an excellent therapist and coach. Julia P.

Santa Cruz, CA

Annie truly has the capacity and the skills to help you find your own truth within you and the strength to embody it in the world. Laia P.

San Francisco, CA

Annie Wright is bright and witty and insightful. She has a wealth of personal experience which gives her the ability to tune into people and to empathize with her clients.

Mimi W.

Big Sur, CA

Annie is an authentic, competent, compassionate and wise woman. She helped me quite a lot.

Juno G.

Soquel, CA

Annie continuously demonstrates: a loyal work ethic; a high capacity for grasping and communicating complex bodies of diverse information; a unique ability to connect and understand a wide range of people; the valuable skill of catalyzing leadership and transformation in others; a deep commitment to social service; and a gregarious, delightful personality that makes her a joy to know.

Kambria E.

San Jose, CA

Annie Wright is a terrific listener, insightful and very passionate human being. She is a great example of compassionate listening and deep wisdom.

Tatyana S.

Pacific Grove, CA

If you are looking for a therapist to guide you, inspire you, to help you see from another perspective then Annie is the one for you!

Michelle C.

Salinas, CA

Annie helped me – to put it in her words – “fully step into” my life, after helping me escape from a very unhealthy relationship. If I hadn’t moved overseas (a huge life decision that her sessions assisted with immensely), I would have continued my weekly sessions with her indefinitely for my overall mental health. Highly, highly recommended!

Rachel W.

Berkeley, CA

I worked with Annie for a few years during some really tough times when I was dealing with really bad anxiety and needing to make some major decisions with my life and I’m so grateful I did!

Basically, I was really unhappy in my career and trying to decide between leaving my industry and going back to grad school, plus I was facing the possible end of a relationship and was contemplating moving out of the Bay Area (which I ultimately did). It was a LOT to say the least.

I hadn’t been to therapy before and was a little skeptical and didn’t even know what to look for in a therapist to be honest. But when I first called Annie but she was great at answering all my questions on the call and even took more than the 20 minutes of her free phone consult to take more time to explain to me how therapy worked.

I liked speaking with her, she seemed kind and professional, so I booked a first session with her.

In our sessions, she helped me clarify my goals and name my wants versus my “shoulds” (to use her language) and helped me change my thinking about certain situations and to see that I had more options than I thought. She was great at helping me feel my feelings, sure, but she was even better at helping me change my outlook on my life (specifically in feeling less powerless) and make a plan for moving towards what I wanted.

Long story short, I did leave my job and went back to grad school, moved out of the Bay and found some courage to start dating again. The therapy work wasn’t easy and it wasn’t a silver bullet – I did a lot of work outside of therapy to make these big life changes.

And while I hated having to end my work with Annie because I left California, but she helped me find a new therapist in my new city which was a huge help (starting over with someone can be overwhelming!). I miss my work with her and highly recommend her, especially if you’re a first timer to therapy like I was and are afraid of getting stuck with someone who’s a little too California woo-woo. Annie’s really solid and practical and a good fit if you need someone who’s skilled but also grounded and warm.

Briony P.

Berkeley, CA

Annie and I met in Scotland in our student days. I was going through a very difficult period last year when a close friend broke off contact for no apparent reason. Annie was an excellent listener in that period, and offering advice and guidance to help get things back on track and recreate the strong bond that once existed. Yes, Annie has the ability to express the right things at the right time, and her warm and encouraging attitude was exactly what I had been looking for to rebuild this friendship to my friend. Am very grateful for Annie´s valuable support!

Johanna W.

New York, NY

I met Annie in 2009 at the Esalen institute. While she never counseled me in a professional setting, I am fully confident that her passion, warmth, and professionalism would make her an excellent counselor. If I lived in the same city as Annie, I would definitely book an appointment with her.

Heather P.

San Antonio, TX

I met Annie through a mutual friend a few years ago. The connection was immediate and I felt totally at ease talking to her. She is an amazing listener, compassionate, warm, open and very dependable. She is also extremely professional, authentic and did I mention she is so easy to talk to?! I adore Annie and you will too.

Bowerbird P.

San Francisco, CA

I met Annie when we were in the Peace Corps together, and I have known her since 2005. I saw from the start that Annie was compassionate and determined. I have met few people with such drive and commitment. She is extraordinarily insightful and refreshingly down-to-earth, which proves to me that Annie has chosen the right career path. She brings with her broad experience that lends to a unique capacity to connect to a range of people at a very deep level. What I have noticed about Annie’s recent work is that she is adept at taking very complex topics and making them easily digestible, not only for those she is counseling but for a wider audience. I highly recommend Annie!

Joseph S.

Silver Spring, MD

Annie and I went through coach training together, which is a space of deep sharing, personal growth, dis-integration, and re-integration. Upon meeting her I knew I was in the presence of an old soul with a large compassionate heart and a nurturing, loving gift to support others. As our relationship has stayed strong for the past 5 years, I have seen her deep commitment to both rigor in her work as well as to her path of service for her clients. I could not recommend her highly enough to anyone looking for a hand to hold while going through life’s inevitable ups and downs.

Julia Z.

Cleveland, OH

I highly recommend Annie as a therapist. I’m a colleague and I also spent time with Annie doing Gestalt trainings. As a person Annie is warm, loving, intelligent, and energetic. This also comes across as a therapist. During our training I was privileged to watch Annie working with other people and I was so impressed with her ability to create a container of safety, love, and authenticity. She is truly a healer and any one would be lucky to have the chance to work with her.

Mark S.

Berkeley, CA

I first met Annie nearly 20 years ago, and I often tell people about her amazing passion for helping others across the globe. I can only imagine that Annie’s own unique path and natural compassion would make her an invaluable resource for others who seek guidance on their personal journey. At her core Annie is intelligent, empathetic, insightful, and authentic. I wish we lived closer, as I know I would benefit from her help working out the kinks in my own life.

Amanda C.

Raleigh, NC

I have turned to Annie in one of my toughest and most painful times in life. Her compassion and understanding filled my heart, and her deep response to me was one of the reference points of support that helped me get up everyday and keep working through it. Kathleen S.

Victoria, BC

When meeting Annie for the first time I felt incredibly serene and comfortable. Her gracious demeanor and cozy office offered a safe haven for me to open up about my struggles that I always had thought were minuscule compared to the rest of the world’s issues. Annie provided a neutral ground for me as an individual to grow and expand in the direction I felt passionate about. I highly recommend Annie to any person who finds themselves at a critical time in their lives or is someone interested in discovering new facets of themselves. Annie sees the beauty in each of us and compels us to do the same within ourselves..

Holly R.

Bar Harbor, ME

When my “inner critic” was getting the best of me, Annie’s presence and acceptance helped me tame that voice.  I learned a lot about myself through my relationship with Annie, and I think you will too. Renee C.

Mendocino, CA

Annie blends professionalism with compassion and walks the profound line between the individual and the communal. Her eye is focused on one person one at a time and yet her vision leads toward health for the whole. I am in awe of her personal integrity and balance, her intelligence, wit, and care. Annie cares. I recommend her whole-heartedly.

Sarah L.

Minneapolis, MN

Annie truly is a gifted, intuitive and amazing therapist. During our time spent together, we embarked on a journey of self-exploration and unfoldment. I cannot thank Annie enough for the time we spent together and know that her heart-centered approach will be a guiding light, helping countless others along their path of self- discovery, healing and wholeness. Jeff M.

Mill Valley, CA

My session with Annie was inspiring, empowering, and affirming. She provided me with important tools that I still use today. Annie is a gem, and I highly recommend her as a business coach and therapist. Astarte L.

Berkeley, CA

Compassionate, non-judgmental, approachable, safe, stable, secure, honest, caring, empathetic, emotionally intelligent, authentic, and truly committed to helping to alleviate suffering in the world. These are just some of the things I admire about Annie Wright. Lucy K.

San Francisco, CA

Annie really walks her talk. She really is dedicated to exploring and experiencing the healing options she offers, so it seems like she gets things that many therapists may only learn about in a textbook sort of way.  Liz H.

Chicago, IL

I found her not only confident, warm and engaging, but also mindful, compassionate, and honest. I would highly recommend her counseling and mental health services. She has recommended some powerful books to me over the years and is very passionate about helping others blossom into their fullest potential. If you’re thinking of seeking support, you’ll surely be in good hands with Annie. 5 stars!

Trinity H.

Cloverdale, CA

I feel more empowered after working with her. Vanessa M.

San Francisco, CA

I would trust her with my deepest secrets and demons. She is a rare individual with whom you feel completely at ease with. Want to talk to the best, be advised by the best – and feel completely safe and comfortable – then call or visit Annie. George S.

Chicago, IL

Annie is a strong therapist. Her ability to hold an individual’s experience is tremendous and she does it with kindness and an open heart. She offers a safe place for growth and transformation. Josh S.

Albany, CA

I love Annie! Every time I speak with her I feel listened to and respected. She has been a valuable confidant and supporter in my process of self discovery.

Autumn W.

San Francisco, CA

What I find most authentic about Annie is that she shows up fully for others, with no judgement, and a spacious heart and deep loving safety…where we can find what’s most true about our journeys.

Joshua D.

Louisville, CO

I have known Annie for several years and can attest to her kindness, good spirit, and thoughtfulness. As a therapist she is caring and attentive. Annie is incredibly smart and her ideas, suggestions, and guidance have been incredibly helpful over the years. I would highly recommend Annie has a therapist.

Rachel R.

Menlo Park, CA

Recently, I went through a rough time.  Once the rough period had passed, I talked with Annie about it a bit.  I wanted to know when I should have sought help and if she had any suggestions for me keep in mind for the future. She was very gracious and supportive and sent me some information I found very helpful.

Laura M.

Chicago, IL

Annie is a bright star and when you sit with her you know that she is there with you, listening. She is smart and always seems to have a perspective you may not have considered before. She seems to love what she does and I feel it shows. You can’t go wrong with Annie!

Tammie G.

Mill Valley, CA

I was in a gestalt process group with Annie a couple years ago. Annie has such a warm, authentic presence. I felt immediately comfortable with her the moment I started talking to her. I found her to be such an asset to our group for her insights, and her loving, nonjudgmental attitude. I think anyone would be really lucky to have her as a therapist.

Lori F.

San Francisco, CA

I was impressed with her sharp mind, ability to speak with honesty and vulnerability about herself and capacity to hold space for others. I admire her passion to repair the world, commitment to social justice and willingness to engage in difficult, yet much needed, dialogue around privilege, oppression and other significant topics.

Mark K.

Berkeley, CA

Anyone looking for trusted guidance and support would be in excellent hands working with Annie.

Kim B.

San Francisco, CA

I have known and worked with Annie Wright for several years and in that time I have seen her bring insight, inner strength and a commitment to deep understanding of clients to the practice of psychotherapy. Her broad professional and academic background, keen intellect and training in a range of therapeutic theories and practices allow her to tailor unique approaches for her clients. I appreciate her ability to engage in dynamic, full-on partnership with a client, providing the needed support to help that person reach their heartfelt goals.

Catherine D.

Berkeley, CA

She is compassionate and has incredibly positive energy. She is proactive and a wonderful listener. She is an asset to people who may be seeking career guidance/coaching and also to those whom are working on their identity and levels of awareness, self esteem and confidence. I highly recommend her for her coaching and therapy services.

Natashia F.

Berkeley, CA

Therapy is a deeply personal and vulnerable process, and I trust Annie to be an amazing guide to those who are ready to explore their inner workings. It’s apparent within minutes of meeting her that she’s just a great person!  Vanessa S.

San Francisco, CA

I have found her to be truly sensitive, caring, warm, and extremely intelligent. Whenever I am with Annie, I feel that she is present and genuinely interested in what I have to share.  Also, she has a soothing voice and smile.

Ruth F.

Davis, CA

I remember her very presence lighting me up and allowing that mirror to reflect inside of myself gave me great strength. After 8 years I still have a somatic response in my body when I think of her smile and how it exuded feminine confidence, something I yearned for.  Just last week I ordered books she recommended from her blog, and as I flip through the pages of wisdom, I bow in gratitude for having the blessing of meeting Annie. The kindness in her heart and eyes continue to lift my soul.

Scarlet R.

Sebastopol, CA

Annie is an incredibly positive and compassionate person. She has such a warm, positive and joyful presence.  She has the capacity to be present and hold space with what is happening in the moment, as well as advanced skills to navigate challenging emotional territories.  She has high integrity and values, as well as experience with different cultures and perspectives.  I would highly recommend her as a therapist or coach!

Molly H.

Monterey, CA

Her dedication to social justice issues is a powerful signal of her own dedication to her strong core values. I would highly recommend her to clients of all ages and cultural backgrounds. Nick W.

Oakland, CA

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