Prior to working in school-based health care centers, Anne worked as a mental health therapist, chemical dependency counselor, intensive family therapist and wraparound facilitator. In working with behaviorally and emotionally disturbed youth in the 21st century, Anne enriches her perspective with attachment disruption and trauma-informed care. She adopts an eclectic approach that integrates mental health therapy, chemical dependency counseling and individual, family and group therapies. Her strength-based intervention often facilitates role-switching of youth from victims to champions, transforming from receiving treatment to serving other needy people with empathy and insight on the past and future.
Why I Work at Neighborcare:
I believe every person is blessed with strengths and potentials and is worthy of respect and honor. Certain life circumstances as well as social and biological factors may compromise growth and the use of our strengths and potentials. I see therapy as a discovery process to activate self-healing, natural support and formal services. In working with school-age children, I enjoy witnessing parents turning their hearts toward their children and family members rekindling their love.
Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker
Chemical Dependency Counseling
BA, University of Hawaii at Manoa
MSW, School University of Hong Kong