You are not a drop in the ocean, you are the entire ocean in a drop.
Every minute we have in life is precious. Yet like grains of sand, moments can get lost when we take them for granted. Often, not until a significant event occurs, do some of us "wake up" to the transient beauty and reality of what we have and the potential of whom we can become. These moments of surprise can help us slow us down, connect back to our heart, and notice the treasures around us. It is then when we have the opportunity to connect both deeply with ourselves and others, fully experiencing the mystery and beauty that life has to offer. In our complicated world, don't we need this more than ever?
Waking up to ourselves, we expose our heart-wisdom - what is important, what matters and what we want for this moment and for the next. We have the opportunity to truly embrace our unique potential. In a safe and nurturing space, I journey with people in exploring their story. With this knowledge, we can look at what is most meaningful to you, connect with the deepest parts of yourself, walking together on life's path to bring you back to center, to home. The legacy you are meant to create & share with others is, right here and yours, for the taking. In the words of Gandalf, "All we have to decide, is what to do with the time given to us."
I provide individual and relationship psychotherapy, concierge palliative care advocacy & counseling, and professional development services. I invite you to browse my site and contact me to discuss your needs.
Anne is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Palliative Family Therapist, Advanced Palliative Hospice Social Worker (APHSW-C) and Certified Grief Recovery Therapist with a private practice in Studio City, CA. She addresses a variety of issues including relationships, depression, anxiety, chronic illness, cancer, ALS, caregiver support and addictions. As a cancer survivor herself, she understands that emotions and challenges that living with a serious illness can bring. She uses as blend of object relations, solution focused therapy and motivational interviewing to guide individualized treatment with clients and families.
Anne provides palliative care social work services in an outpatient program at Motion Picture Television Fund (MPTF). The MPTF team partners with UCLA palliative care providers to provide trans-disciplinary support in the medical community, assisted living and outpatient settings via in-person and virtual team visits. She has worked with hundreds of seriously ill patients and their families & caregivers as they process and navigate their health care journey.
Anne has extensive experience working with chronic and acute mental health issues, and addictions. She is an affiliate faculty member of California State University Shiley Institute for Palliative Care and has taught at a community, state and national level on subjects of palliative care and advance health care planning. She is a professional writer of articles, e-books, and two chapters for the Oxford Textbook of Palliative Social Work. She wrote a chapter for "Mirrors and Windows: Reflections on the Journey in Serious Illness Practice". Anne has a Tik Tok video blog for community education on palliative care topics: profile: TikTok "The Palliative Therapist" @annefrontlmft
Anne and her husband, Jerome Front, LMFT co-own Systems Workshops, a community and professional continuing education company that provides coaching and workshops on mindfulness based stress reduction, grief therapy and a variety of related programs. Anne is in the process of launching two college age kids which is both bittersweet and a heart-felt opportunity to practice her stress management skills.
Anne's office is conveniently located in the San Fernando Valley close to the 101 and between the 5 and 405 freeways.
12456 Ventura Blvd. #2A
Studio City, CA 91604
Anne Front, LMFT APHSW-C, CHP-SW
Relationship Psychotherapist and Palliative Care Counselor
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