(Posted February 26, 2016)
Our next “Mercy/ME” Coffee Hour talk is set for Sunday, March 6, at 11: 15 a.m. We will consider ways to heal the soul of its anxieties.
Therapist Anne Lord Wennerstrand (photo above) will join us in Annie Orr Hall, and she will lead an open discussion about depression, bipolarity, and the ways we can help the person whose depression leads us to think that they are a danger to themselves. We encourage you to plan ahead to join us for “Coffee And...” discussion and Q and A on this important topic. So many of us have been affected by these most prevalent of mental health issues, if not on our own part, then on the impact it has had on those we live, work and worship with.
Anne Wennerstrand, LCSW-R, is a therapist in private practice in Katonah, N.Y. She has expertise addressing mental health issues related to depression, anxiety, trauma, gender, the family, adolescents and relationships utilizing a contemporary, relational psychodynamic approach. Her work is embedded in the principals of social justice, mindfulness, non-judgmental inquiry and compassion for self and other.
Anne graduated from New Fairfield High School, earned a BFA in dance performance from Purchase College and went on to graduate from Hunter College School for Social Work with dual master's degrees in Clinical Social Work and Dance/Movement Therapy.
She is currently a faculty member, supervisor and on the Board of Directors of the The Women's Therapy Centre Institute in New York City and is co-director of the two year post-graduate training program in eating problems, gender, sexuality and embodiment. She has taught at Hunter College School of Social Work and New York University. A published author, she is currently working as writer and editor on the second edition of Eating Problems: A Feminist, Relational Psychoanalytic Approach. (Basic Books) As well, she is one of the hosts of the award-winning podcast New Books in Psychoanalysis. Most importantly, Anne is a proud mom of a 14 year-old son, she is a gardener, a passionate home cook and an avid Soul-Cyclist.