Edwin Ancarana

(MA, LPC)

About Me

My ideal clients are working professionals that struggle to build their ideal lives. They struggle with anxiety, depression, and trauma, which manifests in poor communication, troubled relationships, overwhelming addictions, and/or PTSD. They have busy schedules and are open to new technologies such as telehealth or online therapy.
I have successfully worked with clients on a wide range of issues, including relationship communication and intimacy, anxiety and depression, addiction and recovery, and physical/sexual/emotional trauma and PTSD. I have worked in both private-practice and substance-abuse treatment settings. I am LGBTIQ, poly, and kink friendly and knowledgeable.
Sharing and being vulnerable with another human being takes courage. I honor that courage by partnering with you to hear your story, create new narratives about your life experiences, teach you skills for dealing with overwhelming thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, and help you discover communication tools that can enhance and strengthen your relationships.
I graduated from St. Edward's University in Austin with a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology. I have been in practice since 2012.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • LGBT
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse

I also have experience in Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes

Years of Experience: 8

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #77503 (Expires: 2020-06-01)


Reviews

Written by T.H. on Mar 31, 2020 after counseling with Edwin for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

With minimal information provided by myself during sign up, betterhelp was quickly able to match me perfectly with Edwin Ancarana. He was always professional. Edwin's knowledge base and training were very much in line with the type of counselor I was hoping for. I always felt safe and never felt judged. I always felt listened to, heard and understood. I really loved being able to jump right in and get to the root of things quickly. Edwin helped me neutralize some heavily negative emotions by offering alternate perspectives and pointing out some things I hadn't considered. This ultimately led to very positive outcomes such as self discovery, motivation, enthusiasm, curiosity, focus, improved communication... just to name a few. It's great to have him "in my back pocket" so to speak.

Written by J.O. on Mar 19, 2020 after counseling with Edwin for 1 month on issues concerning lgbt

Edwin is very kind and patient. He is also very professional and knowledgable. He is able to solve my problems. I am feeling much better with his help.

Written by A.N. on Mar 10, 2020 after counseling with Edwin for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching

Phenomenal. The best counselor I've had. Listens attentively, remains human. Suggests tools and tricks to help you get through issues, and if that doesn't work- no pressure- he'll walk you through whatever is going on . Candid and kind. You couldn't ask for more.

Written by M.O. on Feb 13, 2020 after counseling with Edwin for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

I love working with Edwin, he’s kind and a great listener and is well-informed in communication and relationship techniques. I appreciate him and look forward to healing and becoming the person I’d like to be with his help.

Written by M.A. on Jan 23, 2020 after counseling with Edwin for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and coaching

With Edwin, I was able to jump right in. He asked leading questions that helped me break down my issues and get to the root. After that, we discussed where to move and goals. I loved it!

Written by L.I. on Dec 06, 2019 after counseling with Edwin for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and grief

Paul is wonderful. He really listens and offers helpful and thoughtful feedback. I find our sessions very productive and I’m very happy with our progress so far. Thank you, Paul!