Ana McAbee, CWSA, Therapist Intern
“I honor the courage it takes to reach out and ask for support. I would like to provide this support for you! My passion is helping individuals not only get through but move forward with a strong sense of purpose and understanding. I offer a safe space for individuals and families to develop new patterns and ways of being that work for and not against them. I will work with you to reconnect to your self, loved ones, community, and nature to facilitate healing, restoration, and purpose.
Therapy is not a one size fits all process. I offer holistic therapy incorporating expressive therapies (Art and Sand Tray), talk therapy, and mindfulness practices, based on each individual's needs and goals. I am both aware and understanding that the systems in which we live may not work for all individuals, and I am prepared to empower and encourage you to navigate through adversity to live your best life. My aim is to help individuals to replace negativity and worry with positivity and curiosity in their lives and life's journey. My approach is person-centered, trauma sensitive, uses total acceptance, emphasizes nature for restoration, and uses the therapeutic process to promote healing and also to help individuals to find their joy. While I use various therapeutic techniques in therapy, I also draw on my own personal history of family separation and childhood physical and sexual abuse to help clients find their own paths of overcoming stress. adversity, and trauma.
My educational background includes an Associate's and Bachelor's degree in Psychology and a Master's degree in Social Work. My professional background includes working with children and teens in the school systems, working with adults, and working with individuals with mental illness and differing cognitive abilities. I have experience teaching and using conflict resolution, working with both adults and children in this area. Through education and experience, I am also trained in client advocacy and support.”
Ana works with sliding scale clients. Please inquire at phone call or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org