A Washington native, Annie Anderson Wolf moved to Boise from Seattle, WA and brings with her over 20 years of experience in the therapy world. She received her M.A. from Antioch University, Seattle, WA as a C.F.T. (Couples and Family Therapist) and completed post graduate work in Medical Art Therapy at U.C. Berkeley/Extension in 2002.
While completing her post graduate work Annie was employed full time at Charles Schwab, Inc., in San Francisco, as an Executive Assistant to Carrie Schwab Pomerantz of the Charles Schwab Foundation. She was later promoted within the Foundation as a Community Relations Specialist, working with over 120 non-profits, city government, the medical community, and first responders. While in CA, she became certified in C.I.S.M. (Critical Incident Stress Management), taught psychological training for military troops and the F.B.I., and did consulting work for JPRA (Joint Personnel Recovery Agency) in Wash. D.C. In 2001 she assisted in testimony at the Pentagon requesting an all military protocol for P.T.S.D. and T.B.I. Annie was trained as a volunteer member of the Neighborhood Emergency Response Team and was presented an Award of Achievement by the San Francisco Fire Department and Chief of Department in 2002.
Annie returned to Seattle in 2009, working as an L.M.H.C. (Licensed Mental Health Counselor). She and her faithful Golden Retriever, Chloe, were a Delta Society dog therapy team at the Seattle Veterans Administration Hospital, working with veterans diagnosed with P.T.S.D. and T.B.I.
Moving to Boise in 2014, Annie continued to work alongside fire, police, paramedics, the coroner’s office and all first responders as a volunteer in T.I.P. (Trauma Intervention Program), and remained active in volunteering at the Boise V.A.
Annie continues to raise and train therapy dogs, and continues to travel, visit, and work with clients suffering with P.T.S.D. She is employed at Healthwise, an organization whose mission is to help people make better health choices, and is spearheading a community-wide, collaborative Trauma Task Force for first responders. She is very involved in trauma release work, and in the renewed responsibility and dedication to serving those emergency men and women who serve our community.
Outside of her priority to first responders and the military, Annie enjoys her time with her incredible grandchildren, her family, her art and her gardens. She is a glass/textile/environmental artist, collects Native American art, and stays busy building her studio, landscaping her gardens, and raising bees. In her free time she travels to the Washington and Canadian coast, where she is an avid ocean kayaker.