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.