Ann Kramer, EdS LPC

Hi—below are my credentials—you know, the nuts and bolts of education, licensing etc.

I’ve got lots of experience working with a wide variety of clients. Currently I am working online with one-on-one coaching/counseling sessions and through this website and soon, an online school.

After 20+ years of being licensed in Maryland, Florida, Oregon and North Carolina, I have let my license lapse. It no longer holds value since I work with clients from all over the United States and abroad. My clients realize that I have the credentials necessary to work with them and at this point, going through the licensing process is limited to the state I reside in and thus, not all that useful. These are changing times!


BSW:Virginia Commonwealth University, 1976 Richmond, VA.

M.Ed. in Early Childhood Development from Old Dominion University. 1990 Norfolk, VA

M.Ed. and Ed.S. in counseling from the College of William and Mary 1990-92, Williamsburg, VA

Professional Counseling license in Florida 1995 to 2005, licensed in Oregon 2006-2013, licensed in North Carolina 2013-2017.



Over 20 years experience as a consultant, trainer and counselor. I have worked with many organizations including US Customs Service, American Healthways, Pepsico, the Commerce Dept., Red Cross, Florida Department of Children and Families, Tidewater Community College, Sentara Health Systems, WUSF, LODAC and DACCO, Headstart, and Florida State University, Hood River Commission on Children and Families.

In private practice I use a short-term, solution-focused, psycho-educational model to assist clients. I developed the Life Puzzle model as a concrete, tangible tool to use with my clients.



Two books: Life Puzzle..putting the pieces together, Life Puzzle for Teens, Programs: CART: Train the trainer program. CART: Creating a responsible thinker curriculum based on the Life Puzzle model. This parent /teen program uses the Life Puzzle in a family systems model where both parent and teen use it as a common language focused on building healthy, whole lives.