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, 6 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 and cognitive-behavioral modalities, she seeks to integrate body and mind and increase life balance and kindness for the self.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Self esteem, 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), Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
NM LCSW C-06038
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
Ana was just what I needed at a particular moment in life. She was a joy, very wise with huge empathy. Ana made me feel cared for and listened to. She's a wonderful human being.
Written on Jan 05, 2022 after therapy with Ana for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and coaching