About Annie Boheler

I am passionate about reclaiming holistic health, and supporting others in doing so as well, by balancing preventative and acute healthcare measures as is appropriate. I am also inspired by the current movement in health care that is bridging the past individualistic model to collective and group work processes. I am honored to serve through a client centered lens and work with each individual in a collaborative effort around their goals.

Much of my fulfillment and inspiration has come from working in collaborative groups. Having lived in a commune in my 20's, working with grassroots organizations and supporting organic start-ups, I am forever beholden to the efforts of those before me, advocating for true liberation for all life. I am inspired to share these lessons with others as we co-create a culture founded in love.

I maintain a commitment to continued education, supervision or mentorship and anti/post-colonization work. I am white, cis-gendered, bi-sexual, queer and practice open relating. I have a hidden disability of a spinal mutation; my personal traumas I survive include spinal fractures, sexual assault, & domestic violence as an adult.

I find inspiration in the beautiful ways that nature exemplifies interconnectivity and cooperation. My background includes equine therapy, permaculture, dance therapy, and bodywork. I draw much of my personal inspiration around collectivism from community living experiences & plant medicines.

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The inspiration for the name “lovage somatics” comes from my appreciation of the body and earth connection. The lovage plant is a symbol of health, a hardy perennial that has many edible and medicinal properties. It is enjoyed by gardeners for its tall and nectar-rich flowers that attract beneficial pollinators. ... and it has LOVE in the name!

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"Annie has this way of space holding and communicating that eases my nervous system. There is a level of deep unconditional presence that I feel has provided a safe relating container for me to experience a more authentic self, more aware of my core desires, and my power to create relationships structures that feels good." -ET

Who Are My Clients

My clients are those who are ready for a change. If that change is still an unknown, or perhaps intimidating, we work through that uncertainty together. I work with those who are ready to step into their most authentic self.

I work with those seeking inner-personal support around their intimate, familial and work relationships. I also work with other healthcare professionals around pleasure positive practices, psychedelic therapy support and other appropriate consultation topics.

I enjoy doing this collaborative work with individuals, couples, triads and collectives in order to support us all in our personal fulfillment and interconnectedness.

Common Challenges 

  • communication, desire discrepancies, lack of libido or intimacy, anxiety and depression, erectile or ejaculation control, pain during sex, resentment, broken agreements or affairs, jealousy, cultural differences, inhibitions, career &/or life fulfillment challenges, challenging psychedelic experiences, imposter syndrome for professionals

Common Goals

  • self empowerment, communication skills, gender or sexual identity shifts, ability to be vulnerable, authentic expression, emotional attachment awareness, liberated sexual exploration, healthy boundaries, herbal or psychedelic integration support, repairing relational ruptures, more pleasure, confidence, greater empathy, relational therapy skills and staying in ethical scope of practice for professionals, gaining personal experience with psychedelics for new psychedelic facilitators 


Principles within my Practice -

*Strengths focused - Mind-body connection and non-diagnostic

*Culturally responsive - our challenges and goals are interconnected with our culture, larger society and the environment.

*Sex positive - with consent and nurturance, our turn-ons and turn-offs deserve to be free to explore

*Trauma informed - our past experiences influence us and we can heal by learning to come into deep presence

We are living in a time where the impacts of the climate emergency are unavoidable. Drawing from the teachings of social and environmental permaculture design, Starhawk’s Earth Activist Trainings, and environmental biology, I can help co-create with you the internal space around how you can holistically respond to the rapidly changing external environment. Disconnect from nature is something that most of us have been taught and we can learn to reconnect. Your passion is needed in these times! We can shift eco-anxiety to responsiveness all the while avoiding burnout or overwhelm.

In the Media

This webinar is an educational offering for healthcare practitioners in the psychedelics field hosted by Psychedelics Today. If you are interested in continuing your education in the psychedelics field, go to the Psychedelics Today Education Center. 

Podcast Interview. February 2023 In this episode of On It, hosted by Lorina Manzanita, we explore how to avoid regret when it comes to the intersection of sex and substances.

I was interviewed and featured in this Le Temps article on the subject of psychedelics and libido. The article is in French and there is a translation of my quote below.

In this interview, Steve, a fellow psychedelic explorer and raver, and I explore the topic of pleasure positivity and psychedelic therapy.

Annie Boheler Downloadable CV

*Psychedelics Today's Vital Psychedelic Therapy and Integration, 2022 - 12 month comprehensive certification program
*Human Sexuality Intensive, Kinsey Institute Summer 2022
• Somatica® Institute Certification (core training -2017, core training faculty assistant- 2018, '19)
• SEP - Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, Somatic Experiencing International® 2022
*Somatica® Institute Couples Training 2019
• Somatica® Institute Advanced training (character strategies) 2019
* Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) - Starhawk & Earth Activist Training, 2020, Online faculty assistant 2021
• B.S. Environmental Science and Biology, focus on education CSUMB, 2012
Training and Experience
*Relational Privilege and Systemic Trauma with Akilah Riley-Richardson (via Therapy Wisdom) - 5 hrs
*Advanced Strategies for Healing Sexual Trauma with Ariel Giarretto - 14 hrs
* Asana & Beyond: Extended Fall Intensive for Established Practitioners - Dr. Juko Holiday & Ease Mountain Yoga School - 14 hrs
* African American Multigenerational Trauma & Implementing Models of Change - Joy Degruy - 19 hrs
*Licensed health care provider, enhanced foster youth professional parent for transitional housing, Seneca Family of Agencies, San Jose, CA - registered medical provider / counselor
* Social Permaculture Intensive: Empowering Collaborative Groups with Starhawk, Pandora Thomas, and Earth Activist Training, student and faculty assistant
* Yoga For Mental Health Practitioners, 100 hr - Dr. Juko Holiday & Ease Mountain Yoga School
*Embodied Anti-Racism with Francesca Maximé (via Therapy Wisdom) - 5 hrs
2019 . . .
• Sexual Trauma & Healing training with Diane Poole Heller and Peter Levine
• Herbalist and regenerative farmer, Blossom’s Biodynamic Farm, 2014 to 2019
• Therapeutic dance studies – Anna Halprin, The Tamalpa Institute summer intensive ’16
• Acupressure foundations with The McKinnon Body Therapy Center, & bodywork studies with The Breema Center (Oakland, CA)
* Social worker aide with New Families, Inc. (Felton, CA) 2014 - '15

"Annie creates a safe, welcoming and fun space to explore these themes and what they represent for the individual and culture as a whole" ~JM

"When working with Annie the objective perspective that she offers allows me to re-frame my thoughts in a way that provides me with a more holistic approach to my life, and my spirit. I trust Annie, and I know that her practice contributes positivity to the lives of those that she works with."  ~KD