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.
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.×