About Perspectives in Balance
Dr. Annie Dries, PsyD. is a licensed clinical psychologist who has worked extensively with families in crisis, couples at crossroads, and individuals struggling with many different diagnoses and difficult life transitions.
Dr. Dries individually tailors her approach for every person she treats and believes that, with some balanced perspective, everyone is capable of getting to a better place in their personal journey.
Dr. Dries earned her doctorate in clinical psychology with a concentration in organizational leadership. She views each person in perspective to the systems with which they interact, holding relationships and interactions with others as a crucial piece affecting mental well being.
Prior to completing her doctorate, Dr. Dries worked with truant youths, provided in home therapy to families referred by the juvenile court system, worked in forensic mental health settings and worked in outpatient community mental health centers. She has helped individuals, couples and families to find their way to better functioning in their lives.
Dr. Dries is a Clinical Psychologist licensed in Texas (License #38079) and Rhode Island (License #PS01411).
I grew up in New York. As a child, I always knew I wanted to do something to make life better for others. I thought I would achieve that dream through the military. I attended the Air Force Academy but had a medical condition that prevented me from being commissioned. I received an honorable discharge from the military and went on to complete my final coursework at the University of Arizona where I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.
I met my husband in college and we moved around with the Air Force and experienced different parts of the US to include Hawaii and Colorado. I felt a continuous pull to work in the field of mental health. I completed my doctoral degree in psychology while we were stationed in Colorado.
We settled down in Massachusetts where I completed my pre-doctoral and post-doctoral internships and lived there for almost a decade before deciding we wanted a change for ourselves and our two young boys. We moved to Texas in 2017 and we love it here.
In my free time I enjoy exercising, hiking, camping, baking, playing with my boys, and cooking special meals for friends and family.