“I believe in our human capacity to heal, and assist clients in the development of strategies to reduce the negative feelings that accompany self-judgment. I encourage the identification and cultivation of personal values in order to create clarity.  I entered the profession in midlife, and I believe that this advantage allows me to bring significant life experience along with an intentional presence to my practice.” – Anne Livie


Prior to joining Emmaus in 2012, Anne worked with a variety of clients including adults, couples, and children in individual, family and/or group settings, engaging them with a wide array of challenges. Her approach to therapy is strength-based. She assists each client in understanding the beliefs and patterns that may be inhibiting personal growth and optimal experience of life.  Anne’s degree is in pastoral counseling from Loyola University Maryland. A pastoral counseling degree means that her accredited mental health counseling education has been augmented to include a focus on spiritual themes. She does not advocate a particular belief system, but can assist clients in uncovering deeper meaning in their lives, if they choose.


Anne works with clients ages 16+, adults, couples, and families in our Bellevue office.


AREAS OF FOCUS:

  • Abuse, Child or Adult (current or past)
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Chronic Illness/Pain
  • Codependence
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Parenting Skills
  • Personality Disorders
  • PTSD/Trauma
  • Survivors of Suicide
  • Women’s Issues

THERAPEUTIC APPROACHES:

 


Ann is a Licensed therapist in the state of Washington and holds a Masters in Pastoral Counseling from Loyola University, Maryland.


ADDITIONAL CERTIFICATIONS:

  • Early Child Mental Health, University of Maryland.
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Children.

MEMBERSHIPS:

  • American Counseling Association
  • National Board of Certified Counselors