About Me

Dr. Anderson received a B.A. in Psychology from Wellesley College, and  Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.  There she worked with children and families in individual and family therapy, as well as in psycho-educational groups, treating issues including mother-daughter conflict, separation and divorce, parenting adolescents, social anxiety, and adoption.  Individual and couple adult work included long- and short-term psychodynamic treatment around issues such as grief and loss, anxiety, body image, racial identity, estrangement from family of origin, communication, and life transitions. 

After finishing at the University of Michigan, Dr. Anderson completed a fellowship at the Program in Human Sexuality (PHS) at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.  PHS is a multi-disciplinary tertiary referral clinic for the evaluation and treatment of sexual disorders.  Areas of focus included male and female sexual dysfunction, relationship conflict, compulsive sexual behavior and sexual addiction.  Treatment modalities included individual, couples, and group work.

Currently, Dr. Anderson is certified by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) as a Sex Therapist.  She has an independent practice in Arlington, MA, where she sees individual adults and adolescents as well as couples.  She facilitates community workshops for parents, teachers, and school counselors about raising sexually healthy children. She is a trained facilitator for the Our Whole Lives (OWL) sexuality education curriculum for Kindergarten through Fifth Grade students.  Dr. Anderson has also developed a training program for therapists on the management of sexual feelings in therapy.