Anne Hoff

Conscious Discipline Certified Instructor

Hopkins, Minnesota

Annie has been implementing Conscious Discipline in her personal and professional life since 2008.  For over 20 years she has worked in a variety of human service and educational settings including: public and private school settings, community preschools, community mental health centers and early childhood programs.

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In 2012 Annie co-created a preschool mental health day treatment program using Conscious Discipline for young children with significant behavioral and mental health needs.  To support the work in day treatment, she started an in home mental health treatment program for families with young children that have mental health needs.  Through her work Annie has begun to create a system of schools, child-care centers and mental health programs that use Conscious Discipline.  She is passionate about creating a system of care for young children and their families that is grounded in safety and connection.

Annie is an approved trainer through the Minnesota Professional Development Center, and is currently enrolled in the Minnesota Department of Human Services Mental Health consultation co hort.  She is the owner of Safe Harbor Counseling and Consulting where she provides individual and family therapy, trainings and mental health consultation she also works at a non-profit in Dakota County as a mental health clinician.



    Anne has over 18 years of experience working and consulting in the mental health field and is the co-creator of a Conscious Discipline inspired day-treatment and in-home mental health program for children ages 0-5.


    Anne specializes in children with significant mental health needs, adoptive families, foster care families. She is experienced working with infant/toddlers ages 0-5 and their caregivers plus Head Start and Early Head Start programs.


    Anne is a Conscious Discipline Certified Instructor, licensed specialist clinical social worker, certified registered play therapist plus extensive training in trauma-informed evidence based practices to treat children with mental health issues.


    Anne holds a Masters Degree from the University of Minnesota and a Certification as registered play therapy supervisor at Kansas City Play Therapy Institute.