Annie Dornbush, LCSW

720-457-3594     |     annie@pwcboulder.com

Annie has been supporting women and families for 17 years as a psychotherapist, parent educator and teacher.  She received her Masters of Social Work at the University of Maryland where she specialized in clinical psychotherapy with children and families. Since graduation she has been providing psychotherapy to children, adolescents and adults in a variety of clinical settings including schools, hospitals and transplant centers.

Annie has two young children and found the transition to motherhood required her to grow more than any other stage in her life. The expectations of parenthood often do not match the reality and this can cause feelings of anxiety, stress, isolation, inadequacy and loneliness. Having a place to explore those feelings without judgement is what makes therapy so powerful.

Annie recognizes the challenges that we each face as we make the transition to parenthood and feels privileged to work with parents as they navigate their unique path. She believes in the power of the individual and family system and utilizes a strengths based approach to supporting individuals and families to reach their potential. Her areas of special interest include postpartum mental health, relationship issues/concerns,  depression, anxiety, grief and loss, eating disorders, adjustment to chronic illness, fertility issues, LGBTQ issues, adjustment to parenting a child with special needs or chronic illness, and overall personal growth and empowerment.

In her 12 years of practice as a psychotherapist she has developed clinical expertise in trauma treatment, parent-child psychotherapy, play therapy, adolescent psychotherapy, family therapy and parent education/coaching. Annie uses a holistic approach to therapy based in humanistic and psychodynamic theory.

Annie has specialized training in perinatal mental health, eating disorders, dialectical behavioral therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, parenting at all stages of development with a specialization in adolescence, and developing leadership skills in girls and women.

Annie maintains her own mental health by spending time with her friends and family, trail running, practicing yoga, hiking, biking, skiing, and really doing anything outdoors in the beautiful Colorado mountains.

Licensure

Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies LCSW #09924864

Education

MSW Clinical Social Work and Management and Community Organizing, University of Maryland School of Social Work, Baltimore, Md

B.A. Psychology University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

Professional Memberships/Affiliations

National Association of Social Workers

Postpartum Support International