Annie Besterman

Annie Besterman, M.S.

Annie strives to ensure that every child has the opportunity to feel empowered by understanding their strengths and challenges. She developed the re•mem•brance program that helps students find the language necessary to advocate for their needs and discuss their journey, strengths and challenges.

Annie was born and raised in the DMV area and in her free time, enjoys spending time with her friends and family and exploring the ever-changing area around her, particularly the booming food scene. During the warmer months, you will find her near water whenever possible.

Annie obtained her M.S. in Clinical Psychology from Loyola University Maryland in 2018. She has a wide variety of clinical and research experience in the field of psychology. While studying for her bachelor’s degree, Annie worked at adolescent and adult inpatient psychiatric facilities and joined a research team studying the social stigma associated with mental health diagnosis and alternative lifestyle choices. While working on her master’s,  Annie served as a mobile outreach worker for adults and children with significant psychiatric needs that prevented them for seeking services in a traditional outpatient setting. Additionally, during her master’s externship, she completed neuropsychological, forensic and behavioral assessments, which ultimately led to her interest and passion in the assessment process.