Specialized treatment for anxiety, OCD and relationship issues
ANA RIBAS, PH.D.
LICENSED CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST
Dr. Ana Ribas is a licensed clinical psychologist in Beverly Hills, with over 20 years of extensive clinical experience working with adults, nationally and internationally. Dr Ribas specializes in the treatment of anxiety, OCD and related disorders (e.g. health anxiety), and in relationship issues. She has spent years working with women (peri and post pregnancy issues), with undergraduate, graduate and professional students, and with multicultural clients.
Dr Ribas considers the full person, their context and culture in understanding and defining the issues that people struggle with, while at the same time providing treatment that is informed by experience and training in evidence-based interventions.
A this time, and in oder to comply with health regulations to protect the public from Covid-19, Dr Ribas is only providing teletherapy sessions.
Given the recent changes regarding protecting the public from the Covid-19 pandemic, Dr Ribas is providing therapy through video sessions (teletherapy). Clients are not required to meet in person to start therapy and can go through the process remotely.
Dr Ribas draws from a solid scientific base developed during her training and work experience in university settings, including the University of California in Los Angeles, and the University of Southern California. She is an experienced therapist who is able to integrate evidence based treatments to address a variety of clinical presentations and elaborate a personal treatment plan for each client's needs. Dr Ribas specializes in the treatment of:
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and related disorders (e.g Health Anxiety, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Olfactory Reference Syndrome, etc.)
Mood disorders (depression, bipolar disorder)
Women's Issues (peri and post pregnancy)
Loss and grief
Dr. Ribas focuses on working with transitional youth and adults and has extensive experience working with undergraduate, graduate and professional students. She welcomes working with diverse populations and is fluent in Portuguese and Spanish. Her office serves Beverly Hills, Westwood, Brentwood, West LA, Culver City, West Hollywood, Larchmont Village and the greater Los Angeles area. Her teletherapy office serves California.
Willing to experience aloneness,
I discover connection everywhere;
Turning to face my fear,
I meet the warrior who lives within;
Opening to my loss,
I gain the embrace of the universe;
Surrendering into emptiness,
I find fullness without end.
Each condition I flee from pursues me,
Each condition I welcome transforms me
And becomes itself transformed
into its radiant, jewel-like essence.
Unconditional, by Jennifer Welwood
Therapy is a healing process that necessitates participation and investment from the client and therapist alike, but in the end, being willing to explore emotions, pain, your stories and experiences, as well as new behaviors, can bring life-altering results.
Dr Ribas draws from evidence-based interventions to address her clients' needs:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP)
Emotion focused Therapy (EFT)
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Mindfulness Based CBT