Anne Wagner

Anne Wagner
Ph.D., C.Psych. — Psychologist & Founder


Anne created Remedy as a home for the creative exploration of practice and community, and to fund the work of Remedy Institute, a home for research and accessible services. Anne works with individuals, couples, other intimate relationship constellations, and groups to navigate experiences of growth, exploration, relationships, mindfulness, preparing for and integrating psychedelic and non-ordinary state experiences, life stressors, trauma, and depression. With extensive experience in mindfulness-based and contemplative practices, cognitive, behavioural, and psychedelic-assisted therapies, Anne has been exploring existential and humanistic therapies to complement her evolving interests and experiences. Strongly believing in the power of emotions and felt experiences in the body as cues and opportunities to become curious, she values non-judgment, presence, and openness in the therapeutic experience. She particularly enjoys working with artists, relationships, those who are hoping to expand in their lives, and exploring the experiences of gender and sexuality. Anne believes in being genuine, empathic, honest, curious, and warm as a therapist. Her practice is honouring and inclusive of all sexual and gender identities and expressions. She holds dear the values of inclusivity, trauma-competency, anti-oppression, and feminism.

Anne is the principal investigator of the pilot trial of Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for PTSD + MDMA, and the randomized controlled trial of Cognitive Behavioral Conjoint Therapy (CBCT) for PTSD + MDMA. Anne collaborates on numerous projects with other researchers, spanning across the fields of psychedelics, trauma, couples therapy, HIV, and the experiences of women. Anne trains and supervises students, and provides consultation and training to peers. She sits on the board of Casey House, is the past-Chair of the Traumatic Stress Section of the Canadian Psychological Association, and is a Global Ambassador for the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies.

Academic Appointment – Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Arts, and Associate Member, Yeates School of Graduate Studies, Toronto Metropolitan University
Fellowship – Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Toronto Metropolitan University
Residency – Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, Canada
Ph.D. – Clinical Psychology, Toronto Metropolitan University

Upcoming Events


Recent Talks

Virtual – October 23, 2023 – Couples Therapy with MDMA – from PTSD to Relationship Enhancement

Denver, CO, USA – June 19-23, 2023 – Psychedelic Since 2023 

Boston, MA, USA – November 4th-5th, 2022 – The Second Annual Conference on Psychedelics and Psychedelics Medicine.

Atlanta, GA, USA – November 9th-12th, 2022 – International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies 38th Annual Meeting.

Online – November 23th-24th, 2022 – Ontario Psychological Association 75th Anniversary conference.

San Francisco, CA, USA – June 16th-19th, 2022 – Association for Contextual Behavioral Science World Conference 20.

Boston, MA, USA – May 18th-21st, 2022 – 33rd Annual Trauma Conference, Trauma Research Foundation.

Kingston, ON, Canada – May 20th-22nd, 2022 – Catalyst Summit 2022, Catalyst.

Online – December 14th, 2021 Exploring Psychedelic Research in Canada — MAPS Canada

Online – September 18th-19th, 2021 Psychedelic Science Conference 2021 — Mapping the Mind

Online – June 24th, 2021 Psychedelic Science Webinar Series: MDMA-Assisted Therapy for Couples, Featuring Anne Wagner and Annie Mithoefer.

Online – June 24th – 27th , 2021 ACBC Virtual Conference: Psychedelics and Psychological Flexibility: A CBS Account of Processes of Change – Pilecki, Albert, Luoma, Watts, Wagner (Panel, June 25th)

Online – June 7th – 25th , 2021 CPA Convention/2021 Conference: Clinical Section Speaker, Dr. Anne Wagner (June 11th)

Online – May 26th -29th, 2021 Boston Trauma Conference: Track 1: Psychedelics (May 27th).

Online – February 7th, 2021 DoubleBlind Mag: Psychedelics & Healing Relationships

Online – February 18th – 21st, 2021 Menla/Tibet House: Psychedelics & Spirituality Conference

Online – November 24th , 2020 – Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) Canada Webinar Series: Examining the Psychedelic Renaissance Season 2

Online – November 7th , 2020 – MDMA-Assisted Relationship Therapy: Therapeutic Roots and Current Research – Enhanced Therapy Institute

Online – November 7th , 2020 – Bridging Science and Practice to Reach Trauma Survivors and Their Families: Lessons Learned in Adapting CBCT for PTSD – ISTSS 2020

Online – September 26th , 2020 – Therapeutic Frameworks – ICPR 2020

Online – September 19th & 20th , 2020 – Mapping The Mind: The Future for Psychedelic Science – Virtual Conference.

Online – September 17th , 2020 – Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) Canada: Book Club.

Online – April 29th & 30th , 2020 – Reset Everything.

Toronto, ON, Canada – April 3rd, 2020 – The Future of Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy, Remedy.

Toronto, ON, Canada – March 7th, 2020 – Science Meets Psychedelics – Great Conversations, Ontario Science Centre Speaker Series.

Vancouver, BC, Canada – December 14th, 2019 – Women in Psychedelic Science, MAPS Canada.

Boston, MA, USA – November 14th-16th, 2019 – International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies Annual Conference.

New Orleans, LA, USA – October 18th-20th, 2019 – International Society for Research on Psychedelics.

Stockholm, Sweden – October 7th, 2019 – Karolinska Institute.

Helsinki, Finland – October 5th, 2019 – MDMA-avusteinen psykoterapia – miksi? | MDMA-assisted psychotherapy – why?, Psykedeelinäkymiä.

Toronto, ON, Canada – September 21st, 2019 – Mapping the Mind: Psychedelic Science Conference.

Halifax, NS, Canada – May 31st-June 2nd, 2019 – Canadian Psychological Association Annual Conference.

Piscataway, NJ, USA – April 11th, 2019 – Emerging Addiction Science Seminar, Rutgers University.

Toronto, Canada – February 17th, 2019 – Toronto MAPS Canada Fundraiser, The Toronto Psychedelic Society.

Toronto, Canada – February 14th, 2019 – The Intersection of HIV Stigma and Trauma-Informed Practice, Casey House: HIV & Mental Health Series, in collaboration with St. Michael’s Hospital.

Toronto, Canada – January 29th, 2019 – Mental Health Innovation, PTSD, MDMA and More, The Redefining Reality Podcast with Bryan Hardy

Toronto, Canada – November 14th, 2018 – Better Than TED: Talking HIV Research, Casey House.

Washington, DC, USA – November 8th-10th, 2018 – International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies Annual Conference.

Toronto, Canada – November 2nd, 2018 – Centre for Clinical Ethicists Annual Conference, St. Michael’s Hospital.

Toronto, Canada – October 24th, 2018 – Leaf Forward Panel, “The Future of Drugs”.

Stockholm, Sweden – October 13th-14th, 2018 – Nordic Colloquium on Psychedelic Psychiatry.

Toronto, Canada – September 22nd, 2018 – Mapping the Mind with Mushrooms, University of Toronto.

Selected Recent Publications

M.D. Alpert, M.D., K.C. O’Donnell, M.D., C.A. Paleos, M.D., E Sola, Psy.D., C.S. Stauffer, M.D., A.C. Wagner, Ph.D., C.R. Nicholas, Ph.D., M.C. Mithoefer, M.D (2024). Psychotherapy in Psychedelic Treatment: Safe, Evidence-Based, and Necessary.

Wagner, A.C. (2021). Couple Therapy With MDMA—Proposed Pathways of Action. Frontiers in Psychology.

Wagner, A.C., Mithoefer, M.C., & Monson, C.M. (2019). Breaking the mold: Reflecting on our experiences in same-gender therapist teams with MDMA-assisted psychotherapy. MAPS Bulletin Spring 2019, 29(1).

Wagner, A.C., Mithoefer, M.C., Mithoefer, A.T., & Monson, C.M. (2019). Combining Cognitive-Behavioral Conjoint Therapy for PTSD with 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA): A case example. Journal of Psychoactive Drugs. doi: 10.1080/02791072.2019.1589028

Wagner, A.C., Mithoefer, M.C., & Doblin, R. (2019). Bringing Psychedelics into Mainstream Pharmaceuticals. In M. Winkelman & B. Sessa (Eds.), Advances in Psychedelic Medicine: State-of-the-Art Therapeutic Applications. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-Clio Inc.

Wagner, A.C., Landy, M.S.H., & Monson, C.M. (2019). Cognitive-Behavioral Conjoint Therapy for PTSD: Theory and Practice of Couple and Family Interventions for PTSD. In B. Moore & W. Penk (Eds.), Treating PTSD in Military Personnel: A Clinical Handbook, 2nd Edition. Guilford Press.

Wagner, A.C., Jaworsky, D., Logie, C.H., Conway, T., Pick, N., Wozniak, D., Rana, J., Tharao, W., Kaida, A., de Pokomandy, A., Ion, A., Chambers, L.A., Webster, K., MacGillivray, S.J., Loutfy, M., on behalf of the CHIWOS Research Team. (2018). High rates of posttraumatic stress symptoms in women living with HIV in Canada. Plos One.

Wagner, A.C., Girard, T., McShane, K.E., Margolese, S., & Hart, T.A. (2017). HIV-related stigma and overlapping stigmas towards people living with HIV among health care trainees in Canada. AIDS Education and Prevention, 29, 364-376. doi: 10.1521/aeap.2017.29.4.364

Monson, C.M., Wagner, A.C., Fredman, S.J., Macdonald, A., & Pukay-Martin, N.D. (2017). Couple and family therapy for traumatic stress conditions. In J. Cook, S. Gold, & C. Dalenberg (Eds.), APA Handbook of Trauma Psychology. Washington, DC: APA.

Logie, C., Lacombe-Duncan, A., Poteat, T., & Wagner, A.C. (2017). Syndemic factors mediate the relationship between sexual stigma and depression among sexual minority women and gender minorities. Women’s Health Issues, 27, 592-599. doi: 10.1016/j.whi.2017.05.003

Wagner, A.C., Torbit, L., Jenzer, T., Landy, M.S.H., Pukay-Martin, N.D., Macdonald, A., Fredman, S.J., & Monson, C.M. (2016). The role of posttraumatic growth in a randomized controlled trial of cognitive-behavioral conjoint therapy for PTSD. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 29, 379-383. doi: 10.1002/jts.22122

Wagner, A.C., Monson, C.M., & Hart, T.L. (2016). Understanding social factors in the context of trauma: Implications for measurement and intervention. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment and Trauma, 25, 831-853. doi: 10.1080/10926771.2016.1152341

Wagner, A.C., McShane, K.E., Hart, T.A., & Margolese, S. (2016). A focus group qualitative study of HIV stigma in the Canadian healthcare system. Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality, 25, 61-71. doi: 10.3138/cjhs.251-A6

Ion, A., Wagner, A.C., Greene, S., & Loutfy, M.R. for the HIV Mothering Study. (2016). HIV-related stigma in pregnancy and early postpartum of mothers living with HIV in Ontario, Canada. AIDS Care, 29, 137-144. doi: 10.1080/09540121.2016.1211608

Wagner, A.C., Hart, T.A., McShane, K.E., Margolese, S., & Girard, T.A. (2014). Health care provider attitudes and beliefs about people living with HIV: Initial validation of the Health Care Provider HIV/AIDS Stigma Scale (HPASS). AIDS and Behavior, 18, 2397-2408.  doi: 10.1007/s10461-014-0834-8