Audrey E. Boggs, Psy.D. (aka "Dr. Audrey" or "Dr. A") is a licensed clinical psychologist dedicated to serving the mental health treatment needs of children, adolescents, young adults and families.
Dr. Boggs has over a decade of experience as a psychologist, and is a graduate of training programs accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA). She served as a supervising psychologist at
St. John's Health Center's Child and Family Development Center in Santa Monica, CA and also helped train staff and interns at Child and Family Guidance Center
in Northridge, Napa-Solano Head Start, and Alliant International University's
Psychological Services Center in Oakland, CA. Dr. Boggs founded AWOH in June, 2008, after envisioning a relaxed, home-like center dedicated to treating the much misunderstood anxiety conditions of childhood. The center relocated from Santa Monica to San Rafael, CA in 2010 so Dr. Boggs could return to her native San Francisco Bay Area. AWOH now has it's main center in Santa Rosa, CA and a satellite site in San Rafael, CA.
Dr. Boggs specializes in working with children, adolescents and adults impacted by the social anxiety disorders, selective mutism and social phobia. She has done extensive research on the subject and actively presents trainings and workshops to professionals throughout the United States, helping other clinicians become better prepared when interacting with this population of individuals. Dr. Boggs has given inspirational talks about her own experience of overcoming selective mutism and coping with social anxiety. These talks have been well received by audiences in several U.S. cities including Philadelphia, Baltimore, Houston, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, St. Louis, and New York. Dr. Boggs received an honorary lifetime membership from the national nonprofit organization, the Selective Mutism Association (formerly Selective Mutism Group~Childhood Anxiety Network) in 2003 and was an elected member of the Board of Directors from 2005-2008. She served as Board Secretary for SMG~CAN from 2005-2007 and remains an active part of the organization's activities as part of the SMA professional community.
Dr. Boggs is a practical, interactive, and empathic professional. She incorporates a blend of empirically validated cognitive-behavioral therapy, structural family therapy and other effective treatment approaches, utilizing what will be most helpful for each patient. Dr. Boggs researched and developed Selective Mutism Anxiety Reduction Therapy (SMART), a multimodal treatment protocol used at AWOH and frequently sought after by clinicians for use in treatment as well as research purposes. In addition to providing psychological assessment and treatment, Dr. Boggs also provides individual or group, personal coaching in order to support individuals going through life transitions and help them achieve success in their chosen endeavors. She also supports multidisciplinary team members involved in a patient's treatment and provides clinical supervision to pre-licensed mental health professionals.
Dr. Boggs enjoys being active in her community by doing volunteer work for child advocacy organizations and by collaborating with colleagues at other Bay Area mental health service agencies. She was the Clinic Director for Child Parent Institute in Santa Rosa, CA and now works as the Quality Assurance Manager for Sonoma County Behavioral Health. She is a contracted mental health consultant at several Bay Area schools, and serves as an assessor for several local research projects. Her more hidden talents include performing vocal music, running, doing yoga, tap dancing, and expressing herself through writing and doing therapeutic artwork. She is the author of the forthcoming memoir, Shouting in Silence: Overcoming Selective Mutism Across the Ages.
Infant Mental Health Postgraduate Fellowship (2015), University of Massachusetts, Boston/Napa, CA Program
Doctor of Clinical Psychology (2005), California School of Professional Psychology, San Francisco, CA
APA-Accredited Predoctoral Internship (2004-2005), Child and Child Family Guidance Center, Northridge, CA
Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology (2003), California School of Professional Psychology, San Francisco, CA
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (2001), Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA
Licensed Psychologist PSY22027
California Board of Psychology
American Psychological Association
California Psychological Association
Anxiety Disorders Association of America
Association for Play Therapy
Selective Mutism Group~Childhood Anxiety Network
National Association of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapists