I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker licensed in the the states of Vermont, Massachusetts, Texas and Florida with over 21 years of experience in the mental health field. I have worked with clients to address numerous issues, including anxiety, depression, autism, life coaching, stress management, relationship issues, family conflict, parenting challenges, as well as coping with the life challenges we can all experience at one time or another. I have also worked extensively with individuals coping with multiple chronic health issues.
My counseling style is warm and supportive. I believe that seeking help through counseling is insightful, self-caring and requires vulnerability. I believe in treating everyone with compassion, respect and sensitivity and am respectful of the individual journey that brings us all to the present moment, along with its challenges and experiences. I believe that my clients are the experts in their own lives, and see my role as one of acting as a resource for suggestions and guidance. I believe in maintaining unconditional positive regard and acceptance of where each individual is with the understanding that we all do the best we can in the course of our daily lives. I also believe that we can always improve our mindset, perspective and the way we engage with our lives for the better. My approaches include cognitive-behavioral, client-centered, solution-focused and behavioral. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.
It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you. Together, we can work to achieve your goals.
I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Depression, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Divorce and Separation, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Immigration Issues, Impulsivity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Multicultural Concerns, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
FL LCSW SW18148
VT LICSW 089.0001176
TX LCSW 106311
MA LICSW 124193
Ana's compassionate, thoughtful and heartfelt approach gives space for us to learn at our own pace, open up and listen to all of ourselves, and gently make our way through the world, reflecting and acting in turn. Her generous and insightful presence provides a warm approach to therapy that invites us to be ourselves and take part. Wherever we are coming from, we are welcomed and belong.
Written on May 09, 2022 after therapy with Ana for 3 months
Took time to truly listen to me and understand how I felt like which was hard to express and provided great assistance.
Written on Apr 14, 2022 after therapy with Ana for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
I love working with Ana. I was so scared to start therapy, but she held my hand the entire way through. Now I am completely comfortable, and recommending therapy to friends.
Ana has changed my life. I'm so glad that I took that first step. I'm even more grateful for her.
Written on Apr 12, 2022 after therapy with Ana for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem
She's the absolute best
Written on Apr 11, 2022 after therapy with Ana for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, and family conflicts
I had never had therapy before and wasn’t sure what to expect. Ana is extremely kind and made me feel very comfortable and able to open up. She truly changed my life with her advice and helping me work through issues.
Written on Mar 24, 2022 after therapy with Ana for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management
Professional, caring, knowledgeable and responsive. I am grateful I found her.
Written on Mar 05, 2022 after therapy with Ana for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching