About Me

Who am I?

Hello, my name is Ana, I’m a Registered Counsellor (RTC) in Vancouver (CA).

 

In my quest for personal growth, I have discovered a great passion for guiding people in uncovering their inner wisdom and embracing their unique voices. I believe in the inherent power within each person to evolve and enhance their lives.

 

My practice is trauma-informed, inclusive to diversity, anti-oppressive and drawn from a humanistic approach. Mainly influenced by Person-Centered therapy, I help my clients feel empowered to take charge of their therapeutic journey, supporting them diving into the various aspects of their psyche, shed layers of past conditioning, and rediscover their authentic selves and inner guidance.

 

I use an integrative holistic lens of different therapeutic modalities, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Somatic Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Emotional Regulation, Polyvagal Theory and Talk Therapy. My areas of practice encompass personal development, inner-child work, attachment theory, eco-therapy, addressing self-esteem issues, low confidence and feelings of unworthiness.

 

Recognizing that every individual embarks on a different journey, I strive to create a safe and nurturing space that honors the richness and diversity of my client’s experiences. Through cultivating empathy, compassion, and genuine curiosity, I aim to create an environment where my clients feel accepted, understood, and supported throughout their personal exploration.

I use an integrative holistic lens of different therapeutic modalities, such as

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy • Mindfulness • Somatic Therapy • Narrative Therapy • Emotional Regulation • Feminist Therapy (*anti-oppression framework) • Polyvagal Theory

Values

My practice is rooted in six core values: love, respect, authenticity, empowerment, nature, and wellness.

I see all my clients as unique and diverse people that bring to sessions their own beliefs, stories and needs. Love and compassion are where my practice is anchored, as I observe my clients with love and curiosity, I dive with them into their stories and understand them at a deeper level. Authenticity is one of human’s basic needs and so important in Counselling.

 

As my clients learn and grow to respect and embrace their true nature, they connect to themselves and become less afraid of losing connection to others, and the result is beautiful to watch. I believe that there is no shortcut for growth, nothing is outside of us, “the only way out is within”,and my job is to be a flashlight helping clients face challenges with grace, compassion, and being aware of their unique experiences. Nature is an important value in my practice as I believe it can be part of my client’s self-care habits for its truly healing powers. And finally, wellness, from a holistic lens, considering all aspects such as mental, physical, spiritual and emotional wellness.

Professional
Registration
and Training

  • Registered Therapeutic Counsellor (RTC)
  • Registered Professional Counsellor – Candidate (RPC-C)
  • Professional Counselling Diploma
  • Master of Sciences
  • Bachelor of Science

 

*I am committed to extensive continuous learning and supervision and to working within the Canadian Counselling Professional Association (CPCA) Code of Ethics.

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