Anna Stookey, MA, MFT, CHt. - Creative Counseling for the Body, Mind & Spirit

I frequently lecture or give ongoing workshops that explore women's issues, health and the body. Please contact me if you are interested in having me speak to your organization or group, or be a part of a larger symposium.

Past topics have included:
I Want My Body Back: Reconnecting to Your Body Through Cancer
Finding a Voice in Your Life: The Path of the Empowered Woman

Creating Win-Win Situations
Taking Your Body Back: a Workshop for Survivors of Sexual Assault
Their Bodies/Themselves: Bodymind Approaches For Your Patients 
The Spirituality of the Body: How Our Bodies Awaken Us to Our Lives

Eating Right For Life


"Five hours was like five years of spiritual work." 
--Spirituality of the Body retreat participant

"Thank-you. This not only changed how I see my body, it changes how I see my life."
--I Want My Body Back workshop participant

City of Hope Cancer Center
Whole Foods, West Los Angeles
Holy Spirit Retreat Center
A&E Television Network
ID Media
The Cancer Support Community (formerly The Wellness Community)
BlogTalk Radio


I was the monthly emotional wellness expert on and The Caregiving Journey radio show, and have been featured in Morgana Rae's 'Money Magnet' website, Esperanza and Social Work Today magazines and's 'relationships' section as well as in the books Talk to Your Body: Confessions of a Hypochondriac by Ben Moses and The Waist is a Terrible Thing to Mind by Karen Linamen. I welcome press inquiries and am happy to answer your questions.


Interviews on various topics are available through these links:

On the importance of the body relationship for transformation, wellness and weight loss:

On the significance of forgiveness for healing:

On the transformation of grief through the body:

Professional Affiliations
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)
Group Therapy Association of Southern California (GPASC)
American Massage & Bodywork Professionals (ABMP)
United States Association for Body Psychotherapy (USABP)
American Psychosocial Oncology Society (APOS)
EMDR International Association (EMDRIA)
Education & Additional Certifications
MA in Clinical Psychology, Antioch University,
Los Angeles, CA, 2004
LAISPS Certification in the Treatment of Eating Disorders, 2011
EMDR Training Completion, EMDRIA, 2008
Creative Imagery Certification, Hypnosis Motivation Institute, Van Nuys, CA, 2004
Medical Hypnotherapy, The Hypnosis Institute, New York, NY, 2003
Hypnotherapy, The Hypnosis Institute, New York, NY, 2002
Kripalu Bodywork Training (various), Kripalu Center, Lenox, MA 1990-1992

Anna Stookey, MA, MFT, CHt. (323) 993 6085

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