Annia Raysberg, MA, MFT

Psychotherapy & EMDR for California residents + Coaching worldwide


Cerfitied in EMDR 

Location: Castro Valley, CA

To schedule a free 15 minute consultation, please e-mail me at

Training & Workshops

Here are selected trainings and workshops that I have taken:


  • Crisis intervention: assessing risk and safety planning
  • Treatment relationship: building a therapeutic alliance
  • Multicultural awareness
  • Mood disorders & treatment approaches
  • Anxiety Disorders & treatment
  • Mental Health Medications
  • Child protective services
  • Time limited psychodynamic therapy
  • Drama therapy
  • Termination with clients
  • Use of dreams in therapy
  • Relationship between stress and eating
  • Eating disorder treatment using drama therapy
  • Cognitive decline following trauma
  • DSM-V: major changes and controversies
  • Law and ethics for California therapists
  • HIV/AIDS and risk reduction counseling 
  • Mindfulness-based stress reduction
  • Chronic pain syndrome
  • Conflict resolution and mediation
  • Group facilitation skills
  • Treatment planning and documentation
  • Brain basics by NIMH
  • Borderline personality disorder
  • Suicide: assessment, treatment, and management

EMDR & Trauma

  • EMDR Parts 1 & 2 training (40 hours)
  • 20+ hours of group consultation with Philip Manfield, PhD
  • 17 hours of individual consultation with Kevin Rowland, LCSW
  • 20+ hours of individual consultation with Holly Forman-Patel, MFT (ongoing)
  • Flash Technique & Advanced Flash
  • Developments in the Flash Technique: An Advance in EMDR Processing
  • EMDR clinician common errors
  • Somatic Approach to Healing
  • Resourcing for dissociation as focus of treatment
  • Treating religious & spiritual trauma with EMDR 
  • The I-Gaze Interweave for Attachment Repair in EMDR Therapy

Special Populations:

  • Understanding the health needs of LGBT people
  • Clinical issues with bisexual and transgendered adults and adolescents
  • Veterans issues & treatments by SAMHSA and VA DoD
  • Care for military members and their families
  • Gottman Couples Therapy

Addiction & Recovery:

  • Stages of change and relapse prevention
  • Drugs and their effects
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and addictions
  • Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and chemical dependency
  • Working with adolescents with chemical dependency issues
  • Addiction and psychopharmacology
  • Methamphetamine use in the gay community
  • Domestic violence and substance abuse
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Seeking safety: working with trauma and substance abuse
  • Recovery and the family
  • Nutrition and recovery
  • Compulsive shopping
  • Treating codependency
  • Developmental model of recovery
  • Control disorders
  • Sex addiction and couples recovery
  • Pain management and addiction
  • Internet addiction
  • Drug cultures & the culture of recovery
  • Alcohol problems & treatment
  • Comorbidity of addiction and other mental illness
  • Medications for opioid use disorder
  • Buprenorphine-Naloxone
  • Tobacco Use Disorder & Smoking Cessation


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