NorthStar Academy
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Staff Bios

Annie Bertran, LCSW

Annie Bertran

Annie is a Licensed Certified Social Worker, Clinical.  She received her Master’s in Social Work from University of Maryland, Baltimore and her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from University of Maryland, Baltimore County.  For the past four years, she worked as a therapist in a Baltimore City high school where she provided individual, group, and family therapy.  She gained extensive experience dealing with crisis situations especially pertaining to suicidal and homicidal idealization as well as violence.  Prior to this, she worked in New York City, NY, as a resident adviser for 18-21 year old males who were residing at the Covenant House homeless shelter.  Throughout her experiences, she has become even more passionate about working with adolescents, particularly those who are struggling with mental health and substance issues.  She has been trained many different techniques of therapy including Mindfulness Therapy, Trauma Informed – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Motivational therapy.