I have over twenty years of experience in the mental health field. I worked for non-profit organizations for 15 years and in 2005 I opened my private practice. I am bi-lingual in Spanish. My main areas of expertise are depression, anxiety and postpartum depression.
I become a social worker in my native country because I like helping people and I am lucky that I can do that through my job. Over the years I have been enhancing my skills to be able to provide good quality of services to my patients. I believe my personal and professional experience have landed me exacty where I need to be, I enjoy what I do and I do not see myself doing anything else.
Ana is wonderful. She is kind, caring, and professional.
I have a conversation with the potential patient first over the phone to make sure that we are the right fit and then I schedule the intake appoitment which takes about 75 minutes. After that I see my clients at least for the first two months once a week for 50 to 60 minutes sessions and after that we re-evaluate and move to every other week sessions if appropriate.
I have a Master in Social work and my clinical license. I have completed specialized trainings on Postpartum Depression. I have to complete every two years 30 hours of training in different areas in order to keep my clinical license. I have completed the first level of the Gottman method to do marriage therapy.
The price for individual therapy is $120 for the intake session and $100 after that. For the first three marriage sessions which are the assessment I charge $140 and then $120 after that. I also accept some insurances such as aetna, humana, cigna & united.
I started working for a community center back in 1997 providing therapy and teaching parenting classes. I gained experience there and got my clinical license. After that I worked for a non-profit doing home visits for pregnant women and new parents (providing counseling and teaching parenting skills) then in 2005 I went to work for another non-profit as the manager for a program that provide services to women that are going through postpartum depression. In 2015 I open my private practice and continue providing therapy and trainings for professionals that use the nurturing parenting curriculum.
I have worked with clients that were facing depression, anxiety or were grieving the lost of a love one. I also have worked with women that were going through postpartum depression and/or anxiety. I have done couple's therapy as well.