Vipassana Therapists Directory

Annice Ormiston, Psy.D.
Sex: Female; PSY 25092
2000 Hearst Ave #207, Berkeley 94709
1801 Bush Street, Suite 222, San Francisco 94109
(510) 852-9322

www.dranniceormiston.com
Fee scale: $160-$185, Medicare, Aetna, PPO

DESCRIPTION OF CLINICAL PRACTICE

People seek out therapy for many reasons. Often, though not always, those reasons have to do with an experience of pain, struggle, or uncertainty. I have a deep appreciation for the experience of human suffering, as well as its potential to transform us and am committed to psychotherapy as a means for healing and change.
I offer psychotherapy for adults, adolescents, and couples. My style is compassionate and collaborative, integrating thoughtful listening and reflection with more active clarification and guidance. Drawing from psychodynamic, cultural, somatic, and trauma theories, I use a relational approach with a focus on present moment experience and the body.
I have experience working with people from diverse backgrounds on a variety of concerns including relationships, depression, anxiety, gender, sexuality, spirituality, and self-exploration. I also specialize in working with couples on their relationships and individuals with eating and body image concerns, unresolved trauma, and perinatal and fertility issues.

VIPASSANA/MEDITATION BACKGROUND

I discovered mindfulness, and eventually Vipassana meditation, in a subtle, unfolding process over the past ten years. The right ingredients of timing, place, and curiosity moved me to sit my first residential retreat in 2009. Since then, I have participated in many retreats, including at least one 10-day each year, and the practices of mindfulness and meditation have come to occupy a central role in both my daily life and my therapeutic work.

RELEVANT CLINICAL TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

I earned my doctorate in clinical psychology from the Wright Institute in Berkeley, CA. Over the past ten years I have worked with individuals, couples, and families in a variety of settings. I bring a breadth and depth of training and experience in attachment, psychodynamic, trauma, and somatic psychotherapies, including EMDR, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Internal Family Systems, and the Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy (PACT). In addition to private practice, I work with students in the counseling center at UC Berkeley and am a member of the California Pacific Medical Center Perinatal Providers Program.