Anna D. Hirsch
- Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist
Master of Arts, Counseling Psychology; Master of Fine Arts, Creative Writing
Relationships are unique and come in countless shapes and sizes over time. Right now, relationships are happening and changing in your life every day. I provide opportunities to explore your relationship to relationships; to gain customized tools for current and future relationships; and to catalyze what is working in your relationships and heal and transform what is painful and challenging.
Yes, all relationships shift and change. Yet love can regenerate again and again in the most mysterious moments and forms when we stay open and curious.
The co-creative journey of intimate relationships is a fundamental part of our human well-being.
You are lovable.
Hi, I'm Anna.
I began counseling as a young person. For social and cultural reasons, I was thrust into a role of supporting my close family through high-conflict challenges, helping my loved ones to lessen the suffering in their relationships. Though I had no idea at the time that I had already begun my life's right work as a counselor, I did know that I was loving people the best way I knew how. This role taught me at a young age that I have a deep and wise knowing about how to stick with love.
I'm excited that you found me here and happy to hear about what may be next on your therapy journey.
I completed my formal education as a psychodynamic psychotherapist at San Francisco State University (2017, MS). I have additional training in a range of modalities, including drama therapy, somatic therapies, processwork, and EMDR. From fall 2016 through fall 2017, I served as a psychotherapy trainee with Family Paths in Oakland.
I bring a range of modalities, philosophies, and life experiences to bear in my work as an integrative psychotherapist. We may do art, drama therapy, meditation, somatic explorations, or imaginative play. Or, we may sit and talk. Just as relationships come in countless shapes and sizes, my counseling relationships are varied and change over time to meet the needs of my clients.
I specialize in working with singles, couples, and groups who are exploring or approaching issues in alternative relationships and alternative family structures, including ethical non-monogamy, polyamory, kink, living single, co-parenting, and chosen family. I also bring extended knowledge about:
• Compersion (“the opposite of jealousy,” “joy resonance”)
• Coming out and living out in the context of SOGIE , LGBTQI+, QTPOC, alternative relationships, and chosen family
• Relationship shifts and transitions
• All kinds of family structures
• Interdependence in long-term romantic relationships
• Social justice
Relationships are a collaborative art and a practice. At the same time, love, intimacy, and sexual freedom are individual human rights. Bringing these elements together in our lives can sometimes be challenging.
I believe that love is available in ourselves when we choose it, and choosing love in ourselves brings more love into our relationships. While I am skilled at supporting healthy relationships and helping connect into the magical power community can offer in bolstering our romantic partnerships, I am equally committed to your individual healing and liberation.
- Children: 7-12
- Youth: 12-18
- Young Adult: 18-25
- Adults: 25-65
- Seniors: 65+
- Premarital Couples
- Persons in Polyamorous Relationships
- Foster Youth
- Gender Fluid or Gender Non-Conforming Individuals
- Interfaith Couples
- LGBTQIAA+ persons
- Persons in Kink/BDSM Communities
- Persons in Polyamorous Relationships
- Persons Recovering from Domestic Violence
- Drama Therapy
- Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
- Somatic Psychotherapy
- Trauma-Informed Psychotherapy
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6536 Telegraph Avenue Suite C-201 Oakland, CA 94609
1904 Franklin Street Suite 703 Oakland, CA 94605
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To start a conversation, please request an appointment for a free 30-minute consultation on my website.
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