Anne Wagner is a clinical psychologist and treatment development researcher based in Toronto, Canada. She currently holds a Canadian Institutes of Health Research postdoctoral fellowship at Ryerson University with Dr. Candice Monson. With Candice, Michael Mithoefer, and Annie Mithoefer, Anne is one of the investigators of Cognitive-Behavioral Conjoint Therapy for PTSD MDMA, a Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) sponsored trial. She will be leading the MAPS sponsored trial of Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for PTSD MDMA. Anne has done extensive work with communities impacted by HIV, and collaborates on projects with LGBTQ and AIDS service organizations (ASOs) on trauma-informed care and trauma treatment. Anne trains and supervises students in evidence-based PTSD treatment and couples therapy, and provides consultation and training to other providers learning these treatments. She is currently undergoing certification as a facilitator of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy. Anne sits on the Quality Committee of Casey House, Toronto’s HIV/AIDS hospital, and is the Chair-Elect of the Traumatic Stress Section of the Canadian Psychological Association.
How I work with clients
I work from a cognitive-behavioural background, helping individuals, couples, and other intimate relationship constellations navigate preparation and integration of psychedelic and non-ordinary state of consciousness experiences, trauma, life stressors, relationship stressors and enhancement, growth, and exploration. I also facilitate mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, since I believe strongly in the value of staying with experiences, and paying attention to the moment with non-judgmentalness and curiosity. I strongly believe in the fit between therapist and client, and I strive to be genuine, honest, and warm as a therapist. My practice is honouring and inclusive of all sexual and gender identities and expressions.