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My name is Annalisa Barrett and I am a licensed marriage and family therapist. I engage via talk therapy with individuals, couples and children who present with anxiety, depression, ADHD, relationship distress, phase of life issues as well as other areas of need and focus. I have a background in catering to the perinatal community as I am a trained prenatal yoga teacher and postpartum doula. For women, their partners and their families, the transition to motherhood/parenthood can be challenging to navigate and this is a specialized area where I can offer expertise and support.
Master's Degree (M.A.) in Clinical Psychology
Emphasis in Marriage & Family Therapy
Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA
Primary Grades (K-6)
California State University, Channel Islands, CA
Bachelor's Degree (B.A.) in Psychology
Minor in Anthropology
University of California, Los Angeles, CA
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
California Board of Behavioral Sciences
California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists
RYT 500, RPYT Registered Yoga Teacher, Prenatal Yoga Teacher
Marriage and Family Therapist Associateship
West Valley Counseling Center, Tarzana, CA
Supervisor, Sharon Burnett LMFT
Psychedelic Therapy Conference
Denver Convention Center
Hosted by MAPS
Postpartum Doula Workshop
Bini Birth, Sherman Oaks, CA
Training by Kathrin Auger,
DONA International Board Member
I approach my therapeutic relationship with clients from a stance of high regard and acceptance. The bravery it takes to vulnerably reveal oneself to a mere stranger is not lost on me. I create an empathic space to process emotions, patterning and trauma that may be holding you back from obtaining your life goals and desired outcomes.
I use a variety of techniques in my practice, including but not limited to:
Relating current symptoms/ issues to childhood adaptive strategies
Understanding established attachment style and working toward secure attachment through the therapeutic relationship
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Uncovering, challenging and shifting faulty thinking patterns
Acceptance & Commitment Therapy
Connecting to your personal value structure and creating goals to move toward a life aligned with your values
Bringing awareness to emotions and felt sensations that live in the body
The practice of being in the present moment using the breath, visualizations, and other sensory cues
* I place developing a trusting and valuable relationship with my clients above all else, as achieved through attunement, relatability,
non-judgement, honesty and directness.
I offer virtual therapy to anyone who resides in California and in-person therapy from my home office in Encino, CA. Sessions are typically 50 minutes long but can be booked for longer.