Annette L. Pelletier, LCSW

Position: Primary Therapist, Young Adults

Annette is a licensed clinical social worker who earned her master’s degree in social work from Texas State University. She was born and raised in a small town in New Hampshire, where she developed a love for the outdoors. Annette spent hours exploring the forest behind her house and found refuge there from the daily stressors of her life. Annette moved to Austin, TX, where she lived and worked for 14 years. She found rock climbing in Austin and met her supportive and loving husband. Annette and her family later moved to Southern Utah and now embark on a new adventure in the beautiful Northwest.

Annette approaches her work through trauma-focused cognitive behavior therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), reality therapy, motivational interviewing, equine-assisted psychotherapy, and adventure therapy interventions. Annette is certified in choice theory and reality therapy through the William Glasser Institute and received EMDR training through the EMDR Institute, where she received her certification of completion for EMDR part 1 and part 2. Additionally, Annette is trained and certified in trauma-focused equine-assisted psychotherapy and has specialized training in the use of equine-connected EMDR through The Natural Lifemanship Institute. Annette is also a certified adventure therapist through the Association for Experiential Education.

Annette walks individuals through the healing process of post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety, family relational issues, attachment disorders, substance use disorders, emerging personality disorders, and other challenges. Annette is passionate about working with young adults and their families. She recognizes everyone has strengths to build upon to work toward growth and healing. Annette enjoys helping individuals see those strengths and build on those strengths to help them see their personal worth, helping them recognize they are enough, always have been enough, and always will be enough. It is important to Annette to help others learn how to navigate expressing their thoughts and feelings more openly and honestly so they can use their voices and show up in their lives more authentically.

In her free time, Annette enjoys spending time with her family rock climbing, hiking, camping, and caring for her three rescue horses.