I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who has experience assisting adults with issues such as anger management, anxiety, depression, parenting difficulties, and trauma. I also have experience in counseling those who are specifically experiencing trauma as a result of domestic violence, sexual abuse, and narcissistic abuse.
I work with my clients using Strengths Based, Trauma Focused, and Cognitive Behavioral approaches. I chose to become a counselor in order to give back to my community and to assist others in building resilience. I find joy in helping others identify and utilize their strengths. I strongly believe in the importance of healthy interpersonal relationships in one’s life as well as strengthening self-esteem!
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Parenting issues, Anger management, Depression, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Blended Family Issues, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, Immigration Issues, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Prejudice and Discrimination, Self-Love, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
IL LCPC 180.011484
She is very understanding and open minded to every situation, give great tips on how to handle/ change an outcome of a situation. I love how she does check in at the beginning of sessions sometimes needed!
Written on Dec 26, 2023 after therapy with Ana for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Great listener with amazing insight!
Written on Nov 10, 2023 after therapy with Ana for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem
Ana has been amazing! She effectively listens, she provides great direction, support and feedback.
Written on Oct 11, 2023 after therapy with Ana for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, and self esteem
Ana has been a huge help since joining better help. She has helped with being able to talk about everything that’s going on in my head and understanding what I am trying to say. She asks the right questions to get me to talk about something I was not even thinking about.
Written on Sep 25, 2023 after therapy with Ana for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem
I have had a few sessions with Ana and I am very satisfied with what we have been doing.
Written on Aug 01, 2023 after therapy with Ana for 2 weeks on issues concerning eating disorders, and self esteem
Ana has actually listened to me more than any other therapist I've worked with and has been super helpful and thoughtful in the work we've been doing.
Written on Jun 08, 2023 after therapy with Ana for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and intimacy-related issues