Ana is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who provides individual, couples and family psychotherapy in both Spanish and English. She has extensive experience helping individuals with anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, and adjusting to life transitions. She believes in the importance of identifying the underlying causes of symptoms to bring about lasting change. She is committed to helping her clients while fostering a safe, supportive, and collaborative environment.
Ana draws from different therapeutic modalities and includes a culturally aware approach. Her clinical experience as a psychotherapist and her education in psychology, clinical social work and cultural anthropology allows her to adapt her interventions to the particular needs of each person.
Ana has also specialized in helping individuals with the emotional challenges resulting from the immigrant and expatriate experience. She complemented her own experience of living in different countries with a Master of Arts in Latin American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin, focusing on migration.
Ana was born in Uruguay and lived in Argentina and France before moving to the US in 2000. In Uruguay she graduated with a degree in Psychology from the Universidad de la República and later completed seven years of postgraduate training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy for children and adults. She ran her private practice and taught at the School of Psychology at the Universidad de la República. In Houston she completed a Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work at the University of Houston, followed by the postgraduate training program in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy at the Center for Psychoanalytic Studies, where she is now Adjunct Faculty.