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 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.
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 provides supervision for both MFT and LPC Associates.
*Dr. Ramirez also provides practicum and internship opportunities for counseling students at the local universities. Please email her for more information.
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.
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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