Anna Haumeder, AMFT #115381
2730 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 250, Santa Monica, 90403
Phone: (657) 200-1004
Anna Haumeder, AMFT, holds an M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy from California State University, Long Beach and a B.A. in Social Work from the University of Vechta, Germany. Prior to working as a therapist, Anna worked in a variety of non-profit mental health settings in different countries, such as the UK, Germany, and Spain, which taught her the importance of staying open to a variety of therapeutic tools to fit her clients’ needs while valuing our universal need for connectedness.
As an AMFT, Anna practices under the supervision of Dr. Georgina Smith, PhD (Lic PSY #22108). Remote sessions (via HIPAA compliant video platform) and in person sessions are available.
“I’m glad you’re here!
Do you find yourself feeling overwhelmed, stuck, or defeated? Is it sometimes hard to shut off that voice in your head that says you’re not good enough, things will never change or the worst is still ahead of you? Or maybe past trauma is resurfacing and is now also impacting your relationships or making it hard to keep up with day-to-day demands while leaving you confused, frightened, and hopeless.
While we often rationally believe in our strengths and potential for growth, our gut tends to reliably remind us that we are to blame, not good enough, unsafe, or powerless – because it feels so true. My deepest hope for our work together is for you to not only know that you are worthy of love and a fulfilled life but that you can also feel it in your body and live accordingly.
Therapy can be scary. There might be parts of your story that you have never shared with another human. There might be lots of gaps and questionnaires in your story. Together with you, I want to explore, piece together, and understand your story – make peace with all parts of it – and create a safe space of warmth, curiosity, and humor to collaboratively explore, identify, and address the sources of your pain.
Many clients reach out to me after noticing that “just talking” about their challenges did not seem to fully resolve them. While it is crucial to better understand and rewrite the limiting narratives that shape us, not all of our impactful past memories and experiences are entirely accessible through conversation only. The body remembers what the mind forgets. Thus as a therapist, I draw from mind-body modalities such as EMDR, somatic therapy, mindfulness, and psychodynamic talk therapy. I believe in transformation through safe connection. It is my hope that by working with me you will feel accepted and seen for who you are and who you want to become. Together with you, I want to explore and understand your unique story and find out what is needed for you to let go of what is holding you back, heal, grow, and reach your unique goals.”