Ann Wallingford (Melin), M.S., LCMHC
**Ann is not currently taking new clients.
Specialty: AEDP Level 2 Therapist; Chronic Pain/Illness, Trauma, Relational Difficulties
Population: Adults, Adolescents
My work is informed by a belief that human beings have a fundamental desire to live in ways that feel authentic and meaningful. Relational challenges, illnesses, traumatic experiences, addictive patterns, and oppression can block us from accessing the inner strength and resilience that enable us to move towards fulfilling lives. Together, we will work to identify areas of struggle and to create more flexible ways of relating to your experience, thereby enabling you to make new choices that are more closely aligned with your inner hopes and personal goals.
My practice is based in a profound respect for client autonomy and a belief in equity of rights for all people. With compassion as my driving force, I strive to build a collaborative and egalitarian therapeutic relationship. I am strongly guided by techniques from Narrative Therapy and Mindfulness and my therapeutic work has focused on those suffering from acute, complex, and developmental traumas. In addition to my formal education as a therapist, I have trained and worked extensively in areas of nutrition, yoga, somatics, bodywork, herbalism, and meditation. This eclectic background has provided me with a broad perspective on the ways that our experiences impact our health on physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual levels. I have a special interest in working with clients experiencing chronic pain, chronic illness, addictive behaviors, grief and loss.
In addition to my work with clients, I am proud to serve as the Executive Director of The Wellspring Institute.