About the Facilitators
I am Anne Slater, a social worker, therapist, and group facilitator. I love that I get to collaborate with people to build relationships that are equitable and provide the sense of belonging all humans need. I received my master’s degree from Columbia University’s School of Social Work and completed four years of training in couple and family therapy at The Ackerman Institute for the Family in New York City, one of the premier institutions for family therapy in the United States. My experience ranges from working with adjudicated youth in Brooklyn’s under-served communities to directing clinical services for nonprofits to starting my own therapy practice, first in Brooklyn and now in Houston. Prior to finding my life’s work as a therapist, I worked in public relations and publishing. And in addition to my therapist self I am a mother, wife, daughter, sister, and friend.
I am Danielle Batchelor, a mind, brain, and education (MBE) researcher, educator, and coach. I serve on the faculty for The Neuroscience of Learning: An Introduction to Mind, Brain, Health and Education, a course taught at the Harvard University Division of Continuing Education. I also created an online space designed to deliver resources and services that support mental health and social emotional well-being (found at www.neuroflourish.com). I hold a master’s degree from Harvard, a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University, and am a Certified Health and Well-being Coach, with a focus in Lifestyle Medicine and additional training in group and relational therapy. I have two teenage boys and live in Houston, Texas, with my partner (and high-school sweetheart). I am a Co-Director of the Alumni Admission Council (Houston area) for Northwestern University, serve as Chair of College Readiness Programming for Carnegie Vanguard High School PTO, and am a member of the development committee for The Jung Center Houston. I am also certified to register voters in Texas--please vote!