Annalise Oatman

Annalise Oatman

Annalise Oatman

Biographical Info Artist, writer, devoted to service. Studied Philosophy at Trinity College Dublin, worked in customer service for years, while making big messy piles of art. Applied relentlessly to MSW programs after a few years of this, and finally got into one, through the University of Southern California, after working for a year at a level-14 group home for "severely emotionally disturbed" (the phrase of those days) teenage girls in Santa Rosa. My program focus was Mental Health, and I interned at a chemical dependency (men's methadone-to-abstinence residential, and detox, and outpatient) program in Bronx NY, as well as a skilled nursing home for individuals with HIV/AIDS, while working as a research assistant at Columbia University. I then worked at Seneca Family of Agencies in SF for three years as a Wraparound Clinician, providing community based mental health services to foster children and youth, and their families and communities. Now transitioning into private practice in SF, providing sliding-scale, trauma-focused therapy to creative women, and open to any and all whose current struggles fall under my scope of competence (attachment/relationship difficulties, trauma, anxiety, panic attacks, depression).

Email Address

Phone 949-533-4651

Organization Awake Therapy Space


Website 2

License and Education

License Type LCSW

License Number 88254

Degrees M.A., M.S.W.

Other Degree Oxbridge Masters in Philosophy

Phone 949-533-4651

Short Description Trauma-informed, depth-informed, spiritually-oriented therapy for artists and creatives.

Description I have nearly seven years of experience working with attachment trauma and other forms of trauma, as well as with addiction and chronic physical illness and HIV/AIDS. I am EMDR-trained and able to use this heavily evidence-based form of therapy for trauma in my practice. I integrate a transpersonal and internal family systems-informed lens.

Office Location(s)

Office Location(s) Hayes Valley

Address 45 Franklin St., Ste 214

City San Francisco

State California

Zip 94102

Phone 949-533-4651


Sliding Scale No

Fee Range $160

Credit Cards Accepted Yes

Areas of Specialization

Specializations Anxiety/Phobias, Depression, Mind/Body (Somatic), Post-traumatic Stress

Client Types

Clients Individual Adults, Groups

Clinical Orientation

Orientation Body Oriented Therapy, Integrative/Eclectic, Jungian, Object Relations Therapy, Psychoanalytic Therapy, Transpersonal

Additional Languages Spoken

Additional Language Spanish


Insurance - Will provide superbill for PPO insurance

Therapy Groups Offered

Groups Art Therapy

Other Group(s) DBT groups.

Group Description Creative recovery workshops and groups are in the process of being, well... created! These groups and workshops will be based heavily on the principles of creative recovery outlined in Julia Cameron's The Artist's Way, presented in a trauma-informed and depth-informed way, allowing participants to overcome blocks to cultivating their original vision and voice, and their unique inspiration and creative expression.

Supervision (for Therapists)


View All Members