With a private practice office located in Katonah, New York , Anne Wennerstrand has expertise and experience addressing mental health issues related to trauma, gender, sexuality and relationships utilizing a contemporary, feminist, relational psychodynamic approach. She specializes in treating individuals who experience problems with eating and body image disorders. Ms. Wennerstrand provides consultation to licensed mental health professionals and organizations, offers engaging workshops, groups and discussions and has published her writing on various topics.
She is a faculty member and supervisor at The Women's Therapy Centre Institute in New York City which offers training to mental health professionals in feminist, relational, psychoanalytic psychotherapy as applied to eating and body image problems and other body-based symptoms. This training program integrates trauma, feminist, object relations and social theories in its treatment model as well as a critique of the culture and media environment which has caused many people to become increasingly disconnected from their bodies. She is also interested in social and new media and is the administrator of the Institute's Facebook page. She also tweets for the Institute @wtcinyc and tweets @annelordwenner. Ms. Wennerstrand is a member of the governing Board of Directors of the Women's Therapy Centre Institute. She has held clinical positions at the Postgraduate Center for Mental Health, Career Transition for Dancers/NYC, Trauma Consultants, and The Renfrew Center of Southern Connecticut. She has taught at Hunter College School of Social Work and New York University School of Education where she directed the undergraduate dance education program from 1992-98. Her published writing appears in Dance Magazine, The Dance Insider, The Encyclopedia of Mind-Body Disciplines, Play in Context: Perspectives and Meaning, Eating Disorders: Journal of Treatment and Prevention, The American Journal of Dance Therapy, and the Journal of Psychoanalysis, Culture & Society. She has published online articles at www.adiosbarbie.com and www.divinecaroline.com. She makes presentations on the topics of body image, eating disorders, mental health, wellness and dance.
Bachelor of Fine Arts, SUNY College at Purchase (1985)
Master of Social Work, CUNY Hunter College School of Social Work (1997)
Master of Science, Dance/Movement Therapy, CUNY Hunter College (1997)
New York State Licensed Clinical Social Worker #R0557722-1
Certified Field Work Instructor for MSW Candidates (SIFI), Hunter College School of Social Work
National Provider Number: 1497803506