Ann began her career in the mental health field after initially working in the media and exploring its impact on society.
She attended UC Berkeley where she double-majored in English Literature and Mass Communications. After working in television
news in Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area, Ann explored opportunities in public relations in the Silicon Valley.
She launched a new genre of marketing called Public Affairs Marketing after preparing a presentation on Generation X for clients
such as Intuit, Symantec, and WordPerfect. Disillusioned by the corporate tech world, Ann began volunteering at a school
in East Palo Alto for emotionally disturbed children. This experience launched her career in mental health.
graduating from University of San Francisco, Ann specialized in working with sexually abused children. She worked in
several community mental health centers including: Eastfield Ming Quong, North Peninsula Family Alternatives, and the Santa
Monica/UCLA Rape Treatment Center. After having children of her own, she switched her focus to school-based psychotherapy,
working in South Central L.A. in such schools as St. Mary's Academy and Slauson Learning Center, where she specialized
in working with gang involved youth. She opened her private practice in Los Angeles in 2005. Now she works exclusively
in her private practice but continues to serve the community through immigration hardship evaluations and working pro-bono
with clients who cannot afford therapy.
Ann has been married for over 20 years and has two children.
She enjoys mindfulness meditation and Iyengar yoga.