Ann (Andi) Scott Dumas, MSW, LICSW
I grew up outside of Washington D.C., in a home suffused with theology, politics and music. I came to Minnesota to go to Carleton College, and majored in religious studies. I lived in Jerusalem, conducting independent research on feminism within traditional Judaism, travelled extensively, and spent most of a year in a monastic yogic setting in India.
My early work was in community mental health, with organizations focused on women, children, and LGBT issues. For seven years I provided phone counseling to over 7,000 people through an employee assistance program, consulting on issues ranging from substance abuse to parenting to workplace dynamics.
Since 1993 I’ve worked in private practice with individual adults and couples, using tools from Buddhism, somatic therapy, systems thinking, and non-violent communication. It is deeply fulfilling to me to support people to make the changes they long for.
When I’m not working, I enjoy singing and dancing, hiking and biking, relaxing and adventuring with family and friends. My practice of yoga and meditation have been central to my sense of purpose and wellbeing for over thirty years. I seek to bring together self-awareness and compassion with working toward lasting individual, social and systemic change.