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WELCOME!

 

ANA RIBAS, PH.D.

LICENSED CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST


Dr. Ana Ribas is a licensed clinical psychologist with over 20 years of clinical experience working with adults, nationally and internationally. Initially trained as a generalist, Dr Ribas specializes in treating anxiety, OCD, in working with women's issues, college and graduate students, and 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 drawing from experience and training in evidence based interventions.

 

THERAPY SERVICES

Dr Ribas is an experienced therapist who is able to integrate evidence based treatments to respond to her clients' needs. She is able to address symptoms, as well as to consider the full person and contextual factors that may play a role in a person's difficulties. She provides therapy for a variety of psychological issues, including:

  • Anxiety, Worry

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

  • Panic 

  • Agoraphobia

  • Social Anxiety

  • Perfectionism, Self-Criticism

  • Mood disorders

  • Relational problems

  • Women's Issues

  • Crisis intervention

  • Loss and grief

  • Trauma

  • Life transitions

  • Acculturation stress

Dr. Ribas focuses on working with transitional youth and adults, as well as couples, and welcomes working with diverse populations.

 
Two Dried Leaves

TREATMENT APPROACHES

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 on a variety of 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

  • Mindfulness Self-Compassion 

 

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