InstructorDr. Annie Brook
PracticeThe Brook Institute

Instructor Bio

Annie has worked as a therapist in public schools, Children’s Hospital Child Trauma centers in Oakland and Seattle, as former Director of Body Psychotherapy, MA Somatic Program, at Naropa University, and co-owns Colorado Therapies. She has learned to help those in the most difficult situations, such as abused foster children, adopted children and their families, and gang youth. Annie understands families, development, and health.


Ph.D. in Perinatal and Somatic Psychology, Human Sexuality and Development

Dual MA in Family Systems Therapy/Organizational Development with specialty in Conflict Resolution

BA in Somatic Psychology

Methods  Annie blends psychotherapy, sensory-motor neuroscience/cognition, play therapy, early bonding attachment, Body-Mind Centering, cranial sacral, touch/movement education, and perinatal therapy to offer lasting results.


  • ​Depth psychotherapist: Exquisitely trained somatic therapist, helps discover and repair the true root of issues.
  • Author, somatic books on birth trauma, adoption, attachment, relationships and more!
  • Conference Presenter & Public Speaker: International and national conference presenter, over 3 decades experience
  • Co-owner of Colorado Therapies
  • Educator for professional therapists (psychotherapy, family therapy, play therapy, couples therapy, infant development, movement educators/artists).
  • Consultant for Family owned businesses

Personal Annie has also worked in the real world. She built a log cabin in Maine, was a stoneware potter in Scotland, worked on a cattle ranch in Wyoming, and on commercial fishing boats in Alaska and Cape Cod to pay for her education. Along with her love for clinical psychotherapy work, Annie possesses a spirit of adventure. Her joie de vivre is palpable and a pleasure to be around. She is often asked what she does to stay so healthy!

Currently  Annie spends a majority of her time in Boulder, Colorado and is still actively publishing, speaking, and teaching others about the benefits of Somatic Practice. In her free time Annie loves nature time, painting, movement performance art, and songwriting.