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Ann has been a practicing Psychotherapist for over 29 years. She specializes in somatic psychotherapy, and is an eating disorder specialist. She has a PhD in Transpersonal Psychology and is licensed as a Clinical Social Worker. She is a certified Mindfulness teacher, Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) Teacher, and a Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT). She is an author, speaker, and teacher of self-compassion and somatic interventions in eating disorder recovery as well as retreat leader teaching embodiment, women’s empowerment, and body image. She trains professionals through PESI and in her Befriending Your Body (BFYB) certification program for eating disorder recovery. Her first book, Befriending Your Body: A Self-Compassionate Approach to Freeing Yourself from Disordered Eating, was released through Shambhala publications in August, 2018.