Annie is the founder of Asch Therapy Group. She has over 25 years of experience working with individuals and couples struggling with relationship problems, depression, anxiety, and parenting concerns. She uses research-based, proven models of therapy in her work. Her expertise in couples therapy makes her work with individuals even more effective because relationships are so central to individual feelings of depression, anxiety, and self worth. One of the most important factors in successful therapy is a safe and nurturing relationship between client and therapist. Annie creates a supportive and confidential space in which you can achieve your goals and make the life changes you desire.
Annie is certified in Emotionally Focused Therapy and Supervision, EMDR, and Gottman Couples Therapy.
She is the mother of three young adults, including twins. Before becoming a psychotherapist, she worked training service dogs and horses.
Mathew has experience working with individuals, couples, teens, and families from diverse backgrounds facing a wide array of challenges including anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, and trauma. He fosters collaborative and safe relationships with his clients in order to help them better understand themselves and their connections with others.
Mathew's approach is authentic and nurturing as he incorporates evidence based models of therapy including Emotionally Focused Therapy, Attachment Focused EMDR, and Narrative Therapy.
Before joining Asch Therapy Group, he worked as a therapist and supervisor with teens in residential treatment as well as young adults, parents, and families.
In his spare time, Mathew enjoys working and playing in his garden and sharing his love of nature with his daughters.
Laura works with individuals and couples using an attachment based and emotion focused approach. She has experience with a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma, and grief. She believes that the most important source of resilience comes from within ourselves and from our close relationships. She creates a compassionate and collaborative environment to support her clients as they work to strengthen their internal sense of self and heal attachments with those who love and support them.
In addition to Emotionally Focused Therapy, Laura has training in attachment focused EMDR, Internal Family Systems, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Before joining Asch Therapy Group, she worked as a clinical supervisor, therapist, and program developer serving underserved communities in San Francisco. She strives to provide a culturally responsive therapeutic space that honors, culture, race, sexual identity, orientation and all abilities.
In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her partner and friends and exploring the beauty of the Bay Area. Before Laura was a therapist, she was a certified Olympic Weightlifting Coach and Yoga Instructor.