Licensed Psychologist, Clinical Director, Founder of A New Beginning
Julie T. Anné, Ph.D., is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Eating Disorder Specialist and the Founder and Clinical Director of A New Beginning, LLC, Arizona’s celebrated outpatient treatment center dedicated to the successful resolution of all eating disorders (anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder), emotional eating, depression, anxiety, trauma, abuse and marital/relationship issues.
She is also the Co-Founder and Clinical Director of TheHealthyWeighOut, LLC a groundbreaking program that is changing the manner in which chronic issues with weight, emotional eating and binge eating disorder is being addressed in the United States.
Recognized for her exemplary work in the area of Eating Disorders, Dr. Anné was invited to join the Faculty of Mayo Clinic School of Medicine in 2018. As a result, Dr. Anné serves as a Consultant and Guest Lecturer in the area of eating disorders for the new medical students of the Scottsdale Mayo Clinic School of Medicine.
For the past 26 years, Dr. Anné has brought her unique blend of passion, skill, and unprecedented hope to the world of eating disorders, helping clients and training professionals in her innovative, effective therapeutic approach that brings individuals to FULL and lasting recovery.
Fiercely committed to the healing process of each and every one of her clients, Dr. Anné believes, “the gift within my work is mutual, with both my clients’ lives and my life being forever touched by the beautiful therapeutic process we journey together.”
“In my thirty years of medical practice, I’ve never met a more effective and insightful therapist as Dr. Julie Anné.”
— Connie Mariano, MD
Former White House Physician
Author: The White House Doctor
Esteemed Psychologist for over 26 Years
While Dr. Anné wears “many hats” in her multi-faceted professional role, her primary love is the art of psychotherapy. Through her warmth, compassion and heart, Dr. Anné creates a safe emotional space for her clients, many of whom may never have experienced healthy care, support or a therapeutic relationship that feels strong or trustworthy enough to help carry them through difficult times of hopelessness, compulsive and/or disordered behavior, or feelings of shame.
An esteemed clinician, Dr. Anné takes a comprehensive and holistic approach to psychological health, working to understand each individual client from the multilayered “inside out.” Toward this goal, Dr. Anné seeks to understand clients from a multifaceted perspective of emotional, physical, hormonal, psychosocial, developmental and past familial influences. Dr. Anné enjoys utilizes creative & emotionally expressive techniques to help clients “feel, heal and repair” in order to bring about change. Her therapeutic style encompasses an eclectic theoretical lens consisting of: Interpersonal, Emotional Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems, Attachment Theory, Existential, Object Relations, Gestalt, Self Psychology, Psychodrama & Jungian approaches.
Dr. Anné believes that when the goal of therapy is to identify –and then fully resolve– the underlying emotional issues that are driving your psychological disorder and/or compulsive behavior, complete and lasting change occurs. She wholeheartedly believes it is possible to completely heal from past trauma, abuse and/or the aftereffects of early emotional, attachment and/or family of origin dysfunction and works tirelessly alongside her clients to bring them back to the healthy self they would have been, had trauma and dysfunction never occurred.
Dr. Anné has a special affinity for working with anorexic, bulimic, and binge eating disordered clients and especially enjoys working with “late-in-life” eating disordered individuals, aged 35 –- 80. Dr. Anné is frequently referred individuals who have “failed” in past treatments and/or who have chronically struggled with their emotional disorders, oftentimes for decades.
In addition to her specialized work with eating disordered individuals, Dr. Anné works extensively with clients struggling with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, the aftereffects of psychological, physical & sexual trauma, dysfunctional family-of-origin history, and couples seeking to regain a sense of lost joy in their relationship. Dr. Anné is a formally trained EFT Couples and Marital Therapist and enjoys using EFT as one of her therapeutic approaches to the healing and restoration of intimacy in relationships.
Nationally Recognized Eating Disorder Expert
Dr. Anné is a nationally recognized Eating Disorder and Emotional Eating Specialist whose work is frequently featured in the media.
“Dr. Julie” has had the honor of working with the cast of abc’s Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition. She has also served as an eating disorder and body-image Health Expert on the Medical Advisory Board of EmpowHER Media. In 2010, Dr. Anné was featured as one of three top national eating disorder specialists on E! Network’s 2010 critically acclaimed documentary series, “What’s Eating You.”
Dr. Julie is a favorite go-to eating disorder media expert who is frequently featured on local news stations: abc15, kpnx15, azfamily3, KTAR, etc. She has, additionally, been a featured return guest on “House Calls,” radio show hosted by Former White House Physician, Dr. Connie Mariano. New in 2017, Dr. Julie can be found in her educational YouTube series, “[not-your-typical] Eating Disorder Recovery Tips Tuesday” and “From Hunger to Fulfillment” with her esteemed colleague, Dr. Ashley Southard.
Lastly, Dr. Anné is a passionate spokesperson who enjoys inspiring, educating and providing hope to others through public speaking and body-image advocacy work. It is with this spirit, that Dr. Anne’ was given the Gratitude for Giving “Spirit” Award in 2010.
Dr. Anné received her Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology – San Diego and her bachelor’s degree and doctoral clinical training from Arizona State University. Dr. Anné’s extensive clinical experience includes facilitating individual, group, marital and family psychotherapy in inpatient and outpatient settings; program development; consultation, clinical training and supervision; community education and outreach; psychoeducation; and research. Dr. Anné has been board licensed in the state of Arizona since 1993.
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“Living life with a genuine sense of self-worth, empowering self-esteem and the confidence to be who you are truly meant to be, is a gift. For those fortunate enough to have attained these traits through healthy past experiences, there is gratitude. For those who were not so fortunate, there is a beautiful opportunity called ‘therapy.’”
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Are you afraid to let people in? Do you have a closer relationship with food than with anyone else? In this poignant episode, Dr. Julie T. Anné helps you to understand how emotional intimacy and your ability to (finally!) let go of your eating disorder are closely related. In characteristic warmth and passion, Dr. Julie offers guidance and HOPE to help you move through 3 common barriers to emotional intimacy so you can stop using “ED” as your best friend, and start receiving true acceptance, support and love from others.