Dr. Annice Ormiston, PsyD
I am a licensed clinical psychologist practicing in Berkeley and San Francisco. I specialize in working with couples from diverse backgrounds and experience on many different aspects of their relationships. We do not all enter relationships grounded or whole, but that does not mean secure relationships are out of reach. Indeed, when couples can harness and cultivate security in their relationship much individual growth and healing can occur.
As a couple therapist, I am interactive, compassionate, and fair. I am committed to helping couples understand one another so they can experience greater options, flexibility, and resilience in relating to their partner and so they can (re)discover refuge and enjoyment in their relationship.
My work is deeply grounded in a psychobiological approach to couple therapy as a trained PACT therapist. It is also expansively informed by in-depth training in psychoanalytic approaches to couple relationships, Internal Family Systems, and somatic approaches for healing trauma including EMDR therapy and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, as well as my research in the areas of attachment, couple relationships, and mindfulness.
Dr. Ormiston has been working in the field of psychology since 2003. She received her doctorate and master’s in psychology from the Wright Institute in Berkeley, CA and her undergraduate degree in psychology from Barnard College in New York City. She has worked in outpatient, intensive outpatient, residential, community mental health, and university counseling settings over the last ten years. In addition to working with couples, she also enjoys working with individuals and has additional interests in the areas of identity, the body, gender, disordered eating, and trauma.