Anna Richmond began working with children, teens and families in 1996 at Sonoma County’s Children’s Day Treatment Center. Working along the way to earn her Masters Degree and her doctorate in Clinical Psychology, Anna has worked in private practice and agency settings, including two Residential Treatment Centers and as a Behavior Analyst for On Our Own, Inc.. Anna was also a volunteer faculty member at Sonoma State University, where she developed curriculum addressing LGBTQQI issues long before they made their way to the ﬁve o’clock news.
Anna joined TLC’s treatment team as a clinician in 2006 and quickly made her therapy skills, teambuilding and leadership training an asset to our youth and staﬀ. Using her extensive clinical experience and years as a Challenge Ropes Course Facilitator, Anna has helped cultivate highly skilled group facilitators, developed a Behavior Management Training and created a Summer Therapy Program and curriculum that provides our youth with peak experiences and experiential learning consistent with our Connections Philosophy and Outdoor Connections Programs. She was also key in collaborating with residential treatment staﬀ to create an ongoing legacy that is marked by a positive, welcoming culture where youth (and staﬀ) are empowered to make healthy decisions AND have fun! If you meet her, ask about the Awake-a-thon bon ﬁres and Oreo Olympics!!
Anna stepped up, in 2015, to become the agency’s Clinical Director. She did so while completing her doctoral dissertation en route to becoming a licensed psychologist, and while continuing to see clients and run the Adoptions Therapy Group she created in 2007. As a member of a DDP (Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy) Consultation Group and student of Daniel Hughes, Anna has used her own attachment-focused style of treatment to work with hundreds of families and to train others using Hughe’s PACE principles. Likewise, she has experience as a Nonviolent Communication Trainer (NVC), is trained in QPR (Question Persuade Refer), CSEC (Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children), Trauma Informed Care and has a particular interest in Family Systems, Social Learning Theory, Intersubjectivity and Self Psychology, all of which have informed her over her 20-year career.
A former youth put it best saying, "(Anna) changed my life by helping me learn to accept mine and to accept myself as much as all the staﬀ did." DRN