Anne-Marie Charest, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
LIC NO. 117930

As a therapist, facilitator, and educator, my work lies at the nexus of Eastern and Western traditions, science and spirituality. I hold an MA in somatic psychology, a PhD in transpersonal psychology, and am formally trained in the shamanic teachings of the Kalaallit Eskimo people in Greenland. Somatic psychology focuses on understanding how certain stimuli, such as stress or trauma, affect your nervous system, moods, and emotions, as well as how your thoughts can create states of mind, and how you can change your state of mind by actively cultivating different thoughts. For my Ph.D., I studied Buddhism and ancient contemplative practices from various traditions to build my understanding of how each of these practices can cultivate well-being. My work with individuals, couples, and families is grounded in deeply understanding family dynamic, mindfulness techniques, earth-based spirituality, and inspired by the belief that every individual has the capacity to awaken to their inherent beauty within. Through the revival of family constellation and the integration of shamanic practices into daily life, I assist people in overcoming various forms of trauma, transforming fear- and anger-based behaviors into those that spring from a place of power, strength, and love. My therapeutic approach encompasses the mind, body, and spirit, empowering individuals to take charge of their emotional lives and to discover the dynamics that keep them from reaching their full potential – in their career, their relationships, IN LIFE.