Published on:

24th Oct 2022

Mental Health and Performance in the Entertainment Industry with Therapist Anna Hollaender-Bird

Today we talk with Therapist Anna Hollaender-Bird who has a specialization in therapy for people in the entertainment industry. We talk about the specific mental health challenges of the industry industry, what you can do and why you should prioritize it. We also talk the effect that mental health has on your performances and your overall career. How can we help our mental health in an uncertain industry? We also talk about Performance coaching tips that can help your performance.

Anna's bio

Anna is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) specializing in working with actors and entertainment industry creatives.  Anna aims to make coming to therapy a safe and warm experience. She’s integrative in her therapeutic approach using traditional  “talk therapy,” EMDR therapy, and performance psychology techniques to help people heal and achieve peak performance. Her education includes the University of Southern California (USC) and Antioch University.

Anna’s career highlights include being a public speaker on the topic of mental health at universities such as UCLA and & UC Berkeley and her clinical work at the renowned Reconnect Trauma Treatment Center in the Pacific Palisades.

Currently, Anna is seeing adults based in California online for therapy. Check out her website for more information at talkwithanna.com/entertainment-industry/ Anna has rolling client openings. You can always reach out to her for a free 15-minute consultation consultation at: www.talkwithanna.com/schedule/

Here's the podcast Anna referenced for a unique, humorous, & heart warming take on the therapist/client relationship:


Here are the links mentioned for low-fee counseling services:

Center for Professional Counseling

North Hollywood, CA 


LGBT center 

Multiple L.A. locations

323-933-7500 ext. 5


California Family Counseling

Chatsworth, CA


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Breaking Through with Apollo
Giving you an inside look of the entertainment industry and helping you break through. Hosted by Greg and Thomas Bekkers. Greg is a talent manager for his company Apollo management and Thomas is an actor. Giving it a unique perspective from both the...
An in depth look inside everything in the entertainment industry with a focus on mental health. We will interview different people working in the entertainment industry and also therapists/psychologists about mental health issues and solutions for artists. I believe that actors, musicians, and other artists play a big part in affecting culture. I also believe that people in this industry are the most vulnerable to mental health issues. Psychologically healthier artists can have a positive influence on our culture and can produce art in a more sustainable way.

Hosted by Greg Bekkers from Apollo Management.

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