Annie Bachrach is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Board Approved Clinical Supervisor with over 10 years of experience working with children and adolescents. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and her master's degree from Smith College School for Social Work. Annie has previously worked in an administrative role at Communities in Schools where she supervised a team of school social workers and school counselors. She also has extensive experience supervising social work and counseling interns. Annie has training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), play therapy techniques, mindfulness, and yoga. She completed a 200-hr Yoga teacher certification through Wild Lotus Yoga in 2017. She is also a Girls On The Run coach and a Board Member of Dat School, a self-directed learning center in St. Roch. Annie currently works as a school social worker at The International School of Louisiana. She is available for evening and weekend appointments at Atlas Psychiatry.
Annie has worked with children with a wide range of struggles including inattention, anxiety, poor self-esteem, self-injurious behaviors, trauma, social skills deficits, identity development, and adjustment to life changes. Additionally, she is a passionate child advocate and can help parents and families navigate difficult school experiences.
Annie's goal is to establish a healthy therapeutic relationship in a safe, nonjudgmental environment. She believes that the main goal of child therapy is to teach healthy coping and communication skills, improve self-esteem and self-efficacy, and increase positive connections to others. Influenced by her yoga practice, Annie practices psychotherapy with the hope that when we all feel connected and engaged in positive relationships, we will create a more peaceful and compassionate world.