Welcome! My name is Dr. Annie Buxbaum. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist and have a Doctorate in Human and Organizational Psych.
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Rosa, CA
I love CBT because it allows you, the client, to continue what we do in session in your everyday life. While you may not enjoy the homework that comes with CBT, it can often support you in feeling better faster. So many people come into therapy and want tools and CBT provides the tools that will allow you to create change.
It can be so tough and so scary to start couples work but you are already on the right track by asking for help with things feel hard. Whether you are looking for support in continuing a relationship, healing from an affair, or need support in seperating asking for help and engaging in couples work can be rewarding.
Solution Focused is another favorite of mine. Working on manageable, measurable goals that support you feeling successful and reminding you of strengths you already have is my jam.
Transition, change, and other reasons we may be experiencing an adjustment disorder can feel discouraging and tough but can also create rewarding experiences in our life. Let me support you through this difficult time and create a safe space to process what is going on for you.
Anxiety can show up as a small, naggy feeling when we wake up or full on panic that creates disruption in our life. I work with you, the client, to create a plan to support you during both kinds of anxiety and everything in between. You may already know how to care for yourself and have just forgotten, let me help you remember since I believe you are an expert of your own life.
I have been running a peripartum support group for approximately three years and it is by far what I look forward to in my working life. I love working with women in transition and supporting them during this new stage in life.
I can support you and your partner with relationship issues utilizing Gottman techniques. Together we can work on communication skills, recovering from arguments, repairing relationships and building a stronger foundation that includes trust and commitment.
Brainspotting is life-changing. Whether focusing on a feeling or an overall traumatic event, brainspotting helps process what our brain is storing and promotes coherence between sympathetic and parasympathetic activation. Trauma can take up a lot of emotional space and it has a way of affecting so many future choices, activities, and relationships. Let's work together to create more space in your life and process the trauma.
I love working with couples with this evidence-based practice to develop trust and intimacy. We work on communication skills, clarifying expectations (and how to ask for needs and wants appropriately), and overall improving the relationship. This method is great for premarital counseling or relationships that have been together for 50 years and everything in between. I am familiar and competent with working with many different relationships, both traditional and nontraditional.