Office: University Park
Phone Number: (202) 449-3789 x713
Presently, Anne is completing a second Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling through Loyola University’s Pastoral Counseling degree. Anne will be providing professional counseling services, integrating a holistic approach which emphasizes the connection of mind, body and spirit.
Anne lives and instructs authentically and holistically, encouraging alignment of mind, body and spirit. Her teaching focuses on bringing relief from stress, fear, and creating anxiety-relief, leading to peace and joy.
Currently, Anne’s clinical interest is working with couples using Imago Relationship Therapy. She is eager to help couples and individuals realize their potential for love and commitment. In her work with couples she gently guides them to strengthen communication, understanding and mutual affection.
Anne also brings experience working with individuals and their families suffering from primary and secondary PTSD. Anne has started her training with the Trauma Center at Justice Resource Center in Boston, MA. Recently she has received training in evidence based Trauma Sensitive and Informed Yoga Therapy. Using these resources she helps clients minimize trauma triggers and increase peacefulness and contentment with life.
Anne’s yoga path began in her childhood home of India, studying Bhakti yoga. From this beginning, her tutelage fell under many leading teachers in India and the U.S., including: Judith Lasater (Restorative Yoga), B.K.S. Iyengar (Hatha Yoga), Bobbie Fultz (Hatha Yoga), Kashi Richardson and Om Kari, (Yoga Therapy), Mukunda Stiles (Yoga for healthy back and core) and Kid’s yoga. Anne is regularly invited as a presenter and keynote speaker for a variety of venues in the Washington DC metro area including, Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and annual Caregiver.
Anne Contee (Ateeka Shums) is founder of White Lotus Wellness Center, professor of Yoga Studies within University of Maryland’s Kinesiology department. She fused her previously earned MBA and lifelong yogic studies to create a holistic healing center. Anne is also provider at her center, certified as an Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor from Maharishi University, Fairfield, Iowa and offers Ayurvedic and Yoga Wellness consultations.