Dr. Breese Annable, PsyD, CEDS

My Experience

It takes a lot of courage to “swim upstream” – to make the harder choice in the moment because ultimately you know it’s the one that will help you build the life you want. Being a part of courageous change is one of the biggest reasons I became - and love being - a therapist.

That enthusiasm comes across in my active and engaged approach to therapy. My style is genuine and validating while also being direct and down to earth. While the things that we work on in therapy are serious, I also like to have some fun along the way. 
For more than a decade, I have dedicated myself to becoming skilled at Dialectical Behavior Therapy  (DBT) and other evidence based practices. Prior to moving to Asheville and opening my private practice, I worked in a DBT clinic (Portland DBT) offering comprehensive DBT and specializing in treating co-occurring eating disorders. I have attended numerous trainings with Marsha Linehan, founder of DBT, as well as many top DBT trainers.

Throughout my career, I have also gained expertise in treating a wide range of eating disorders. I am a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist and approved to provide supervision to those working towards certification. I am firmly rooted in a Health At Every Size approach and am an ally in fighting weight stigma in our culture. 

Additionally, I have received intensive training on Exposure and Response Prevention for OCD at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine's Center for The Treatment and Study of Anxiety.

I’ve been a student of yoga and meditation for 20 years and have completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training. My background in yoga and eastern-based practices helps me to take a holistic approach to therapy, understanding and integrating the connection between body and mind. 

Take the step 

Reaching out can be daunting, especially if it's your first time trying therapy or if you've gone to therapy before but are still feeling stuck. I’ve helped many people who’ve felt that exact same way go on to find happiness, meaning and joy in their lives. 

Why continue to struggle alone when you can reach out for help and finally get your life moving in the direction you want?  Let's connect to see how we might work together to make lasting change finally happen in your life. 

Based in Asheville, North Carolina and providing telehealth services to clients across Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, DC, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, and Wisconsin