Anissa Ferris and I first met at a birthday celebration for a mutual friend, but my wife Linda had already spent most of two Saturdays in Anissa’s workshop on the Enneagram, a powerful gateway to self-awareness and understanding others. After only a brief conversation, I was equally taken with Anissa’s enthusiasm for what an understanding of and application of the Enneagram process can do to transform lives. I immediately signed up for her next workshop. Anissa holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in social work. In 1998, she opened her psychotherapy practice in Raleigh, NC, focused on working with adolescent and adult women experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, and grief. She offers practical guidance to her clients by providing support and insights that help them to solve problems and achieve positive change. Her chief aim is to help them develop greater self-awareness so that they can make more conscious and useful choices that lead to a more fulfilling life. Anissa has also been a Certified Enneagram Teacher in the Narrative/Oral tradition since 2013. She finds the Enneagram very helpful in providing clients a paradigm for personal growth and lasting change.