Annisa Exline, M.A., Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Annisa Exline, M.A., Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #129094 

Training Coordinator
Serves in person and telehealth clients in Fresno | Serves telehealth clients in California|

It is the client who knows what hurts, what directions to go, what problems are crucial, what experiences have been deeply buried.”

― Carl Rogers

Everyone needs help healing at various times in life and I am passionate about taking that journey with you. I have experience working with children, teens, new mothers, couples, and families. The first step would be to create a safe space for you to begin to grow.  I utilize various evidenced based practices to meet your needs. I am passionate about Client-Centered Therapy techniques and trauma therapy. I also have experience with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and attachment-based interventions, including, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT).

My Approach & Values

Annisa is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has a passion for working with children, adolescents, young adults, couples, and new parents navigating difficult life transitions.  Annisa began working at Central Valley Family Therapy in 2019 after working as a school-based clinician in an elementary school setting.

Annisa graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Saint Mary’s College of California in 2016. Annisa then completed her Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Santa Clara University in 2019.

Therapy can be a vulnerable and unique process, and Annisa strives to create a safe and supportive space throughout this process that fosters each client’s desired healing and growth. Annisa takes an integrative approach to working with clients and utilizes many different therapeutic techniques in order to best fit the needs of each individual client. 

Additionally, since joining Central Valley Family Therapy, Annisa has completed comprehensive and advanced training in working with the perinatal population, women that have transitioned to motherhood as well as, women that have experienced perinatal grief and loss. This developed from seeing mothers and their families in distress before, during, and after the birth of a child.  She feels a calling to provide a safe, supportive, and nonjudgmental space for women and mothers. She is excited to be a part of the Central Valley Family Therapy team and the opportunity to learn and grow as a therapist.    

In addition to the clinical contributions Annisa makes to the CVFT Team, she is also responsible for training new clinicians as they onboard onto our team.  Annisa focuses on growing a positive working relationship with new team members from their first day of employment.  She is extremely proactive, responsible, and detail orientated, and she uses these attributes to build and maintain positive and productive inter-departmental working relationships. 


Certifications and Specialized Training

  • 2021 Infant Preschooler Mental Health (IPMH) 26 unit Training: Meraki-Minded Professional Development
  • 2020 Integrating Yoga and Mindfulness in Therapy with Children
  • 2020 Mindful Movement: Mindful and Kinesthetic Techniques in Therapy
  • 2020 Clinical Application of the Adult Attachment Interview-The Insight Center Joni Lavick, MFT
  • 2020 CALAPT (California Association for Play Therapy) Northern California Regional Play Therapy Conference
  • 2019 Maternal Mental Health Intensive Online Training: Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders and Perinatal Loss & Grief- The Seleni Institute
  • 2019 Individual Psychotherapy Using Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFIT) Training
  • 2019 Postpartum Support International (PSI) Advanced Perinatal Mental Health Psychotherapy Training


Professional Memberships

  • California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)


About Us

With locations all over Central and Northern California, our practice specializes in treating individuals, couples and families, and through years of experience, we are confident that no problem is too great to overcome.

Phone Number: (559) 691-6840

Office Hours

Monday- 8:00 am to 7:00 pm
Tuesday- 8:00 am to 7:00 pm
Wednesday- 8:00 am to 7:00 pm
Thursday- 8:00 am to 7:00 pm
Friday- 8:00 am to Noon