“I am committed to sharing skills and strategies that transform the minds and lives of teen girls and mothers.”
Ann Dillard, LMFT
A Little Bit About Me
I am proud of my accomplishments, which include running a thriving private practice serving teen girls and their families, as well as being sought after as a cultural diversity consultant and trainer.
What many do not know about me is that by the time I was 13 years old, I was broken and displaced after migrating to the USA. My teenage years were tumultuous, plagued with sexual, physical, and emotional abuse, broken relationships, low self-esteem, and bouts with homelessness.
In spite of these challenges, I have triumphed to become a wife of 33 years, mother of three successful adult children, and a highly respected girls empowerment coach and therapist.
The difficult experiences in my early life, along with my education, inform my work. I am especially passionate about working with teens and families who are newcomers to the USA, struggling to navigate the complexities of adapting to a new country and new culture.
I provide a safe environment where culturally responsive, evidence-based approaches are used to instill hope and empower you to reach your goals.
As a result of working with me, teens are more productive and more accountable, complete the tasks that they start, have improved academic performance, experience more positive attitudes, and build healthier relationships.
Often times when mothers are not healed from the hurts of their relationship with their own mothers, they repeat the very same behaviors with their daughters. As a result of working with me, mothers are more aware and hopeful. They are making better connections with their daughters.
My philosophy of speaking and teaching evolved from my over 25 years of working in academia, serving parents, young people, as well as my experiences as a licensed marriage and family therapist. My messages are influenced by my immigration to the USA as a teenager and my global citizenship.
“Where you look affects how you feel”
Brainspotting locates points in the client’s visual field that help to access unprocessed trauma in the subcortical brain.
“Ann has the warmth, smarts, courage, and humor to heal relationships. She’s committed to nurturing wellness and has a deep respect for her clients’ culture and strengths. I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Ann for over six years and would recommend her to individuals, adolescents, couples, and families. Atlanta is blessed to have this healer in their community!”
Sarah Lentz, LAMF