My name is Dr. Anne Joseph-Ingham, and I began my work as a psychotherapist in 2005 working with a wonderful organization called The Cleo Eulau Center helping adolescents on the peninsula who had become involved with the Juvenile Justice System. Since that time I have worked in Berkeley, San Francisco, Oakland, Menlo Park, Palo Alto and internationally in Copenhagen, Denmark. Having studied anthropology, I have always had a passion for getting to know and understand people from diverse cultural, family and linguistic backgrounds. I worked in private practice and in public psychiatry in Denmark from 2010 through 2014, and in this way I developed a specialization in relocation and cultural adaptation as well as fluency in the Danish language. I am an expert in intensive, depth-oriented treatment for making significant and sustainable change to relational problems and personality dynamics that hinder personal growth, happiness, creative productivity and/or career successes. I am also highly skilled and passionate about short-term treatment of depression, anxiety and relational problems. I work with people with a broad range of mental health problems such as major depression, anxiety disorders and phobias, eating disorders, and personality disorders. However, many of my patients do not have a diagnosable mental disorder, but seek help enriching their lives and/or relationships by becoming more fully aware with what they truly think and feel, becoming less fearful or working through painful experiences or life events. Through experience, I have found that many people hamper their own potential, and that psychotherapy can loosen some of these barriers and hangups and allow one to thrive more fully.
Throughout my career, I have gained wide range of skills in treating adults, adolescents and children. In 2007-2009 I completed a two-year certification in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy at Access Institute for Psychological Services in San Francisco. I was affiliated with the Psychoanalytic Center at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark from 2010-2014, and I also worked as a psychologist in a specialty center for Major Depression, Anxiety and Schizophrenia. Upon returning to the United States 2014, I completed my Postdoctoral Residency in Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychotherapy at Psychological Services Center in Oakland, where I taught and supervised practicum trainees and predoctoral interns, worked with children and adults, and lead a team of school-based therapists in a high school mental health clinic treating over 100 young people.
I am passionate about helping young women and men who struggle with eating disorders. I am affiliated with Center for Discovery, a residential treatment center for eating disorders and The Heathy Teen Project, a partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient program. I consult with families and individuals to determine the best individualized treatment plan including what level of care is right for you.
In my current Palo Alto practice I see individual adults, adolescents and children. I teach and supervise psychologists in training, and I am affiliated with the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis (SFCP).