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Ana is a highly experienced administrator with a heart for service. Her professional experience has given her the opportunity to exemplify her organization and communication skills as well as make meaningful relationships with those she meets.
From showing the love of Christ to kindergarten children, to yielding her professional skills at Levi Strauss & Co., to nurturing a small business into operation, Ana shows dedication and passion in all she does. She is honored to work with a team of professional marriage and family counselors at AFCC that show the Word of Christ to those they serve.
Ana received her Business Administration degree from the University of Texas at El Paso. She resides in the San Antonio area along with her husband and two children who are now college graduates.
Dr. Ramirez has been inspired by her 20 plus years of experience and extensive work with children across a variety of issues related to Autism Spectrum Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), Anxiety, Depression, Trauma and learning disabilities which has provided families with the tools needed to cope with these lifelong challenges. Dr. Ramirez's 15 years of work within the school system has allowed her to provide special education students and their families, as well as at risk students, with caring and responsive counseling services. Her passion to serve the community within various populations also includes adults and couples struggling with communication issues as well as everyday stress affecting their day to day life. Dr. Ramirez's passion for healing is evident in her approach to therapy. Additionally, she has extensive experience working with the LGBT community and utilizing the EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) method and Post Inductive Therapy with trauma survivors.
Dr. Ramirez received her Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from St. Marys's University and a Doctorate in Educational Administration from Baylor University.
*Dr. Ramirez also provides supervision for both MFT Associates and LPC Interns.
As a United States Navy Veteran, I come to the therapist role by no accident. Having faced my own issues around anxiety, depression and unhealthy coping techniques, I bring years of continual training, education and experience to my work with clients.
My areas of specialization include trauma (childhood and adult), and addiction (of all types), including substance. I believe in and work with individuals, couples and families from an integrative perspective of healthy mind, body and spirit.
While not simple nor easy, healthy relationships with self and others is our primary foundation and greatest tool in coping with all stressors.
As we build our own relationship, I assist my clients with the use of progressive and research - proven techniques that will decrease anxiety and self-doubt, and increase communication, self-care and healthy boundaries,
My goal is to provide intense, short- term and solution- oriented care in a safe and nurturing environment. If I am not the best fit, I will help my client find one.
I am a bilingual Licensed Professional Counselor in San Antonio, Texas. I have a Masters in Individual and Family Psychotherapy from Our Lady of the Lake University. I have worked with families and individuals diagnosed with depression, anxiety, and those who struggle with behavior problems and communication. I help people to utilize their existing strengths and abilities to overcome personal, relational and psychological difficulties. I utilize a post-modern approaches such as solution-focused therapy and evidenced-based practice to motivate client goal-orientated change and lessen symptoms or stressors in a welcoming environment. My areas of competence include adolescent therapy, children & family therapy, anxiety, depression, and immigration issues.
It can be difficult to take the first step to seek counseling, I encourage all who are considering therapy to call and ask questions to determine how I can be of helping assistance in moments of difficulty and uneasiness.
My name is Brandon Lucio and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor here in San Antonio, Texas. I have worked with children, teens, adults and couples. I've worked closely with individuals experiencing symptoms of Depression, Anxiety, Oppositional Defiance Disorder, Conduct Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Intermittent Explosive Disorder, Suicidal Ideations and Bi-Polar Disorder. I also have experience in working with individuals with poor communication skills, lack of confidence, low self esteem, marital issues, work related issues, gender identity, conflict resolution and couple related concerns.
In session I incorporate a Solution Focused Therapeutic approach, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Person Centered Therapy. I try to include non medicated therapeutic interventions, but understand medication can be beneficial when deemed necessary.
I am a very engaged therapist and enjoy getting clients up and out of the chair. I utilize every tool at my disposal to help clients I serve reach their full potential. I conduct activities and real world experiences during session.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). I earned my Bachelor of Arts at the University of the Incarnate Word and my Master's degree in community counseling at The University of Texas at San Antonio. I have experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and elderly in many different avenues surrounding mental health. If you have been dealing with depression or anxiety that are impacting your every day life, I encourage you to give therapy a try.
My education and trauma informed training has helped clients identify how past life experiences, their thoughts, and habits contribute to their current maladaptive behavior. Traumas can be processed and healed and new thoughts and habits can be formed. This allows for growth of new behaviors that align with current goals to make success attainable.
Mary Holman-Anderson, brings multiple lenses to her work, the culmination of 30+ years of experience in education (1988-present) and clinical mental health (2013 - present).
Mary holds a MEd in Clinical Mental Health and is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). After conducting a Review of Literature on Mindfulness-Based Therapies with children and special populations throughout her graduate coursework, Mary decided that, as a therapist, her work would be grounded in mindfulness-based therapies. Mary has also worked in the school setting as both a psychological services counselor (Trinity Educational Services, 2018-present) and as part of a Yoga and Mindfulness in School initiative (Concrete Yoga, 2018-present). She has also worked with underserved populations in a counseling setting, including work with children from homes experiencing mental health and/or socio-economic distress and helping adults transition from prison and addiction back into society.
Mary combines her training in mental health with 26 years of experience in education to guide her work supporting teachers and administrators.
Emily Tran, LMFT-Associate, Supervised by Roxanna Ramirez, EdD, LMFT-S, LPC-S
As a therapist, I work from the belief that you are the expert in your life. I am a feminist woman of color and understand that not everyone experiences life the same way. I am transparent and authentic with the clients I meet with and hope to create meaningful conversations to get you going in the right direction. I also work to create a warm, friendly, non-judgmental space.
I am very passionate about working with individuals and couples experiencing a variety of challenges. These challenges may range from starting a new chapter in your life to experiencing something really heavy that you are wanting to work through, from trying to find good communication again to feeling betrayed or hurt in your relationship. We will explore what you feel is important at a pace that is comfortable for you. Many people find that one meeting is enough to get them going in the right direction, while others want to continue checking in. Regardless of what path we take together, I aim to have fruitful and purposeful conversations
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My name is Rene M. Ornes, Jr, but everyone calls me “RJ”. I’m so glad you’ve found me — thanks for your interest in my services.
I show up for my clients in an empathetic and playful way while remaining honest and respectful. I’m compassionate, but I am also not afraid to challenge my clients. While I welcome clients of any nature, I have a few specialized clinical interests: social anxiety, self-esteem, healing from hurtful parenting, life transitions, relational challenges, and queer-affirming care.
You should know that if there are a million counselors, then there are a million expressions of counseling. For me, the therapeutic experience is a unique and creative process that merges art, science, and philosophy into a single experience.
My primary way of relating to my clients is through Relational Therapy. This means that I emphasize the importance of relationships and how they impact the well-being of you, the individual. We’ll use cognitive-behavioral techniques to stop unhealthy thoughts and behaviors, too.
I am also a Gottman-trained couples therapist. To me, working with couples is both challenging and rewarding, because couples therapy is an exceptionally vulnerable experience. Holding that space is both an honor and a privilege.
My training in Relational Therapy and the Gottman Method, paired with my life experience as a queer, Hispanic man, allows me to help my clients through whatever struggles they’re facing from my unique lens. If my approach sounds like something you’d benefit from, feel free to reach out.
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