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Ana Stevenson, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Trauma, Abuse Self esteem, Motivation Depression Coping with life changes
Video Phone Live Chat Messaging

About me

The therapeutic relationship is about connection in a safe and confidential space, accompanying the patient in their exploration of their inner self, their social self, and anything else that will help them journey towards healing and emotional growth.
Ana is a multicultural, multilingual clinical Social Work professional with 26 years of life experience in Asia, Africa, South America, and the US. Of those years, 16 are helping people, 8 through clinical work with difficult life transitions, trauma survivors, immigrants, and more, and 10 years as an employee relations specialist, both overseas and in Washington. This broad experience has heightened her ability to connect with people. Her clinical work is person-centered based on clients’ goals and needs. Using somatic, EMDR and cognitive-behavioral modalities, she seeks to integrate body and mind and increase life balance and kindness for the self.

Professional experience

8yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Trauma, Abuse Self esteem, Motivation Depression Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment issues, Caregiver issues and stress, Communication problems, Control issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and separation, Domestic Violence, Expats, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Immigration Issues, Impulsivity, Isolation / loneliness, Mood disorders , Multicultural Concerns, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Post-traumatic stress, Women's issues, Workplace issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Video
Phone
Live Chat
Messaging

Languages

EnglishSpanish

License information

NM LCSW C-06038

Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Ana Stevenson. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Ana hit all the marks of what makes a good therapist. She was patient and empathetic, but also offered good advice and a plan for the future. Very much recommended

Written on Feb 12, 2024 after therapy with Ana for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and career difficulties

Always insightful and kind ,I always take away meaningful helpful tips and hints to make life better.

Written on Nov 06, 2023 after therapy with Ana for 1 year and 9 months on issues concerning self esteem, relationship issues, coping with life changes, trauma and abuse, and grief

The most genuine caring therapist

Written on Apr 10, 2023 after therapy with Ana for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and adhd

Talking to Ana is like talking to a best friend I've known my whole life. She's sympathetic, insightful, professional yet comfortable to open up to. Her sense of humor is a great addition to our sessions. Ana has given me more optimism about life in three weeks than I could've accomplished alone. I always look forward to our weekly session.

Written on Jun 10, 2022 after therapy with Ana for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse

Ana is such a professional, great listener with a deep sense of understanding, clarity of context and compassion.

Written on Apr 04, 2022 after therapy with Ana for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

I look forward to continuing my journey with Ana. So far she has so calmly helped me through crisis, and is helping me to understand the root of my behaviors and how to work on healthy habits from that. She is so calm, happy, understanding, and helpful. I would highly recommend her to all.

Written on Feb 16, 2022 after therapy with Ana for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and career difficulties