Ana (pronounced: On-uh) was born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of North Texas, where she majored in Integrative studies with a concentration in biology, psychology, and sociology. Ana is currently pursing her Master’s in Counseling and Development at Texas Woman’s University. She hopes to one day become a registered child play therapist, and work with at-risk youth. Ana would also like to work with adults going through the In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) process. As an egg donor herself, Ana has grown passionate about the mental health needs of intended parents. However as of now, Ana is open to experiencing a variety of clients. She takes a person-centered approach when counseling individuals. Ana believes in unconditionally accepting clients for who they are, and providing them with a safe space for healing.
Being a first generation Latina, Ana experienced anxiety throughout her childhood and adulthood. As a child, she was expected to mature at a fairly young age, and was required to take on outsized responsibilities. As an adult, she struggled with adapting to change, managing anxiety, and breaking generational cycles. Fortunately, at the University of North Texas she began taking psychology classes where she started to understand the root of her anxiety, and how to manage it. This was Ana’s catalyst that brought her to seek therapy and pursue her master’s in counseling.
Ana appreciates and values individuals who seek counseling. She understands that seeking help is not easy, and it is an extremely vulnerable process. Ana believes it takes courage for a person to sit in front of a stranger, and allow that stranger to experience their world.
When Ana is not driving around between Denton and Fort Worth, she enjoys spending time with her tabby cat and dalmatian. She is also a huge foodie, and loves exploring new restaurants and coffee shops all over the DFW area.