Annalise Oatman


Annalise Oatman


Telehealth Available
Professions: Clinical Social Worker
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Clinical Social Worker - 88254
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Oscar Health Insurance Co.
  • Out of Network Provider
  • Oxford (UnitedHealthcare)
  • United Behavioral Health
Fees: My fee is $250 per session. I may have limited sliding scale (down to $160) and Aetna and Alameda Alliance spots available at any given time. If you have insurance, call the number on the back of your insurance card and ask if your plan includes out of network benefits. If it does, you would only have to pay your copay! Reach out to ask me how it works!
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Costa Mesa, California 92627

My Approach to Helping

Look, I know you’re here because you’re in hell, or you’re feeling alone, or afraid, so I’ll keep this short and sweet. It can be really lonely to be a women with a creative fire in her soul and to have no effing idea what you’re supposed to do with that, or where in the world all of you is welcome. It seems like no one gets it because no one talks about this stuff and everyone’s social media profiles display their *apparently* blissful lives.

To put it in a tiny little nutshell, my approach is humanist, integrative, and spiritually-oriented. That means I am a completely real human with my clients, dorky jokes, snort-y laughs and all. I integrate a number of evidence-based approaches (like EMDR with a strong somatic emphasis) and I draw on each aspect of my training intuitively in session, and I always hold my clients in warmth, genuine compassion, and non-judgment. I bring a feminist and social justice lens to the work.

If you want to know more about spiritually oriented therapy, check out my blog at for more information. Self-love and self-compassion are highly emphasized in my practice. I always have oracle cards by my side in sessions as a way to help more visual clients get to the root of what is coming up in the session and in life, and I sometimes weave astrology into my strengths-based approach.

More Info About My Practice

We will create a healing space of warmth, honesty and humanity where you feel super comfortable and know that your internal life matters. I also provide Psychedelic Integration for anyone who has had an entheogen-induced non-ordinary state of consciousness outside of my office, and prior to the beginning of our work together. This kind of integration work is actually really similar to trauma work, because it involves the integration of an experience that is incredibly difficult to put into words.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

This process feels nothing short of sacred to me. It is sacred to hold a confidential space where anything can be shared in non-judgment, where vulnerability is skillfully held, and transformation occurs, for both of us. I love that I can practice service with so many people. I think of service as finding ways to truly give people their power back.

There is a transpersonal space that gets created in the therapy relationship from which intuitive insights can emerge for both of us. It reminds me of how precious each person is, and how much magic and mystery shimmers through each life, despite what can seem like a lot of pain and hardship. My clients remind me of this all the time, and it is an absolute privilege.

My Role as a Therapist

My role as a therapist is to help you find your own inner knowing, your inner authority, your sovereignty, your soul-voice, whatever you want to call it, and then cherish that as the highest spiritual authority in your life. I view myself as merely a skilled facilitator of your own self-healing process and your own discovery of your potential, your intuition and your personal power. I always have the image of people coming to me with a broken bone. I know how to safely set the bone, but then the bone heals itself. It's really amazing to watch.

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Services I Provide

  • Home-Based Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Adults


  • English

Groups I Work With

    I work with artists and creatives who, on the one hand, may be on the artist's path already and are experiencing creative block or are having a difficult time trusting life and trusting the flow of their work. On the other hand, they may be intensely creative people, or people with a huge creative drive (in one form or another) but who feel there is no place for them in the world and no current outlet for their creativity.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Self-Love
  • Women's Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Depth Therapy
  • Dreamwork
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Feminist Therapy
  • Somatic Psychotherapy

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