Anne is easy to talk to and offers a well-rounded perspective on topics that aren’t always touched on in conventional sex ed sessions. I appreciate her use of humor and personal anecdotes to help build trust and rapport, and her positive energy helps keep the conversation going — especially when discussing difficult or uncomfortable subject matter. She makes complex ideas accessible and is clear in her commitment to valuing and highlighting diversity in sexuality.
— Tristan Taormino, award-winning author, educator, and filmmaker
Anne’s breadth of knowledge in the world of sex education is second to none and she has an enviable ability to meet her audience at their level and adjust her teaching style accordingly. And she makes sex-ed accessible for everyone, from high school students to seniors, in a way that’s inclusive, informative and fun. I appreciate the knowledge, compassion and genuine demeanor that Anne brings to her clients and she has been a pleasure to work with, both as a colleague and a friend.
— Elle Chase, ACS; sex educator, author, Director of Education at Los Angeles Academy of Sex
What makes Anne special is that she’s the kind of person people would actually WANT to talk to about their sex questions. She is “real” and meets people where they are. Anne is friendly and approachable, but she’s not going to fluff things up or pretend like sex is always this wonderful easy-breezy thing. It’s not, but it CAN be. Sex is complicated and it takes awareness and work to become comfortable and empowered around even just talking about it, and Anne’s compassionate (and cool) vibe makes it feel a little easier to take those first steps.
— Katie Horwitch, founder of WomenAgainstNegativeTalk.com
Anne is a first-rate educator who consistently delivers the goods. With her extensive training and expertise in sex education, it’s no surprise that her classes are interesting and informative, but it is Anne’s humor, good nature, and empathetic demeanor that allow her to create uniquely welcoming, comfortable, and stress-free learning experiences. She’s someone I routinely turn to when I have a sex-ed question, as her knowledge base is huge, and she is an educator whom I deeply respect for her commitment to accurate, accessible, inclusive sex education.
— JoEllen Notte; writer, speaker, researcher, mental health advocate
Anne came in with a strong skill set and has continued to strengthen her skills in educating youth, classroom management, and implementing health education programs in the community. Anne is adept at facilitating classroom discussion, leading group activities, and answering anonymous questions with accuracy and sensitivity. With the curriculum, she encourages students to think critically and ask questions, in an effort to encourage new and alternative perspectives. She demonstrates strong oral communication skills in the classroom. She is able to use current, real life examples to help illustrate concepts for students. Anne serves as a resource for students, utilizing various communication techniques to convey key health education messages.
In addition, Anne demonstrates strong skills in developing rapport with diverse audiences. Anne consistently follows up with students and staff regarding any concerns they had, showing true compassion and commitment. Students and teachers enjoy her engaging, positive approach. She responds well to each different social context, using different classroom management techniques to ensure students are listening, learning, and engaged. Anne is able to work in challenging classroom environments, while staying approachable and maintaining professionalism.
— Michelle Horejs, MPH, CHES; Director of Training, Planned Parenthood Los Angeles
“Anne has been a dedicated and passionate student of dreams for many years. She possesses a deeply compassionate heart and vibrant, clear communication skills, qualities that are essential for cracking open a dream and navigating the material found there. Over the years she has committed deeply to understanding dreams and how they can shed light on some of the most sticky issues in our society: sex, intimacy, connection, body image, and boundaries. Anne is a person of great integrity and deep heart, and someone I would fully trust with all of my insides — no matter how messy. “
— Kezia Vida; professional dreamworker, healer, mentor
Anne has been a wonderful addition to our dual-diagnosis program. She is someone who truly listens to individual client needs and incorporates accordingly into her healthy sexuality groups. Her compassionate nature and wise mind provides a safe environment that nurtures growth and change. Anne provides education with an open dialogue and has the most cutting edge and current information to provide to clients. Anne also tackles the “taboo” issues head on in a comfortable and non-shaming way. Anne’s style and approach is second to none.
— Linsay Helmick, LMFT; Clinical Director, Silicon Beach Treatment Center
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