Dr. Breese Annable

My Style 

I’m passionate about helping my clients find meaningful, lasting change. 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 the reason I’m one of the fortunate people who feels excited to go to my job each day. That enthusiasm comes across in my active and engaged approach to therapy. My style is genuine and validating while also being direct, irreverent, and lighthearted.

My Experience

For more than a decade, I have dedicated myself to becoming skilled at Dialectical Behavior Therapy and other evidence-based practices. I’m always working to stay on top of the most recent research and practices in the field to ensure I’m offering the best therapy possible to my clients.

From 2009 – 2013, I worked in a DBT clinic (Portland DBT Institute) offering comprehensive DBT and specializing in treating co-occurring eating disorders. I have attended numerous workshops with Marsha Linehan, founder of DBT, as well as many top DBT trainers. I continue to be a part of a DBT consultation team that meets weekly.

I have also received intensive training on Exposure and Response Prevention (the evidence based treatment for anxiety disorders and 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 over 15 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. 

Outside the Office

When I’m not at work, you can find me wrangling my two young kids, hiking the beautiful Blue Ridge, getting my hands dirty in the garden, checking out awesome Asheville restaurants, and stealing as much time as I can on my yoga mat.