Ann-Marie Avanni

Ann Marie Avanni

Thank you for visiting and taking the first step to enter or reenter therapy. If you're an individual, couple, or family member looking for someone who can help you heal trauma, process distressing life experiences, or help you with relationships – you are in the right place.


As an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist in San Diego, I work with clients locally and across California via Telehealth Video Sessions. My education, training, professional experience, and a boatload of life experience helps me work with people who want to alleviate distress, heal, and move forward. I have worked collaboratively with clients on issues including:

  • Trauma and PTSD

  • Anxiety

  • Adoption Related Issues

  • Childhood Trauma

  • Disturbing Memories

  • Divorce Related Issues

  • Depression

  • Emotional Abuse

  • Grief and Loss

  • Military Life Issues

  • Relationship Issues

  • Self Esteem Issues

  • Sexual Trauma

  • Stress

  • Life Transitions

  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

  • Painful Events

  • Physical Abuse


My understanding of how we heal is guided by the theoretical frameworks of EMDR and EFT therapies. EMDR helps us address trauma and related symptoms by safely and methodically accessing associated images, thoughts, emotions and sensations so the brain can move toward adaptive resolution. EFT is the framework I use to help couples and families change interactional patterns and form new bonds. I have also seen the two therapies work well together. Your story, circumstances, and intended outcome will guide the approach that we take.

I offer a 30-minute complimentary consultation so you can tell me a little about what has been troubling you, and we can decide if we are a good fit. If you are in pain or feeling stuck, please email me at Ann-Marie@AllisonBrownleeTherapy.com or text/call me at 619-786-0181 and together we can figure out the next steps for you.

To learn more about therapy with me, you can visit my website at www.amavannitherapy.com.

Please contact me so we can get started,

Ann-Marie

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (CA #119764)
Ed.M. Human Development & Psychology – Harvard University
M.A. Marital and Family Therapy – Alliant International University
B.S. Psychology – Tufts University

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