For over 30 years, I have collaborated with clients to address work/life balance; stress management; relationship challenges; midlife adjustment; parenting and caretaking issues; depression, anxiety and excessive guilt. Clients and students describe me as warm, grounded, approachable, funny and effective.
In addition to my clinical and supervisory practice in Newton Center, I taught for 10 years in the postgraduate training program at the Boston Institute for Psychotherapy (BIP), co-leading an observed therapy group with Scott Rutan. I am the group consultant to the staff at the Brookline Community Mental Health Center and co-lead an observed therapy group there. I teach group therapy to residents in psychiatry at McLean Hospital, am on the training faculty for the Northeastern Society for Psychotherapy (NSGP), and taught for ten years at Boston College. As the former Director of Social Work at the Marino Center for Progressive Health, I maintain an interest in mindfulness and integrative health, and completed mindfulness based stress reduction training.I am a Certified Group Therapist, a Fellow of the American Group Psychotherapy Association and a Certified IFS therapist. I present locally and nationally on topics including parenting issues, women & self care, and integrating Internal Family Systems (IFS) with interpersonal/psychodynamic group psychotherapy.
Group Seminar Leader, McLean Hospital
Executive Coach, Harvard Business School
Observation Group Co-leader, Boston Institute for Psychotherapy
Experiential Training Group Leader, NSGP
Group Consultant, Brookline Community Mental Health Center
Center for Self Leadership, Program Assistant
Faculty, Boston Institute for Psychotherapy
Training Faculty, Northeastern Society for Group Psychotherapy
Adjunct Faculty, Boston College Counseling Program
Director of Social Work, Marino Center for Progressive Health
Clinician, Program Coordinator & Clinical Supervisor, Cambridge Guidance Center
Group Consultation 2-day Institute, AGPA Annual Meeting (2021)
"Finding Each Other in A Crowded Room," PAGPS, Philadelphia (2019)
Process Group Experience Leader and Webinar Leader, Principles Course, AGPA Annual Meeting (2019, 2020)
"Deepening Connection in the Here-and-Now: Integrating Contemporary Models to Catalyze Healing in Groups." AGPA Annual Meeting (2019, 2020)
Process Group Experience Leader, AGPA Annual Meeting (2017)
"A Crowded Room: Using IFS in Group Therapy" AGPA Annual Meeting (2014, 2015, 2016)
"Rules Were Made to Be Broken" AGPA Annual Meeting (2016)
“Another Fantastic Growth Opportunity: Dealing with Difficult Situations in Group Psychotherapy” with Scott Rutan, Northeastern Society for Group Psychotherapy (NSGP) Annual Conference (2016)
Experience Group Leader, NSGP Annual Conference, (2013, 2015)
" ’What Was I thinking?’: Therapist Errors and What We Learn from Them” with Joe Shay & Scott Rutan, NSGP Annual Conference, (2013)
“Ruling Guilt or Being Ruled by It: A False Dichotomy” Temple Beth Avodah, Keynote Speaker, Women's Retreat, Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Yale University, American Studies, BA cum laude
Smith College School for Social Work, MSW
Northeastern Society for Group Psychotherapy, 3-year Certificate
Center for Self Leadership, Internal Family Systems (IFS) Levels 1-3
Mind-Body Medical Institute, Beth Israel/Deaconess Hospital
Weiss, A.C. (in press) Training Elastigirl: Developing Strength and Flexibility in Female Group Psychotherapists. In Kane, Masselink & Weiss (Eds.) Women, Intersectionality & Power in Group Psychotherapy Leadership, Routledge Press.
Weiss, A.C. (2017). Finding each other in a crowded room: Internal Family Systems and Group Psychotherapy. In Lord, S. (Ed). Moments of Meeting in Psychoanalysis: Interaction and Change in the Therapeutic Encounter, Routledge Press.
Weiss, A.C. and Rutan, J.S. (2016). The benefits of group therapy observation for therapists-in-training. International Journal of Group Psychotherapy , Vol 66 .
Northeastern Society for Group Psychotherapy
American Group Psychotherapy Association
National Registry of Certified Group Psychotherapists
National Association of Social Workers
Center for Self Leadership
"Annie is an alive, aware, and compassionate therapist. She is extraordinarily warm, honest, direct, inquisitive, and sensitive to the needs of clients and colleagues. She also has a thirst for learning -- pursuing answers until she is satisfied that she has found them." Tracy MacNab, PhD