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Red Flowers


Specialized treatment for anxiety, OCD and relationship issues





Dr. Ana Ribas is a licensed clinical psychologist in CA, 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, LGBT 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.

Dr Ribas is able to provide online therapy to patients all over California.



Dr Ribas has a paperless office and clients are not required to meet in person to start therapy, and can go through the whole process remotely, if desired.

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:

  • Anxiety, Worry

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and related disorders (e.g Health Anxiety, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Olfactory Reference Syndrome, etc.)

  • Panic 

  • Agoraphobia

  • Social Anxiety

  • Perfectionism, Self-Criticism

  • Depression, Bipolar disorder

  • Relational problems

  • Women's Issues (peri and post pregnancy)

  • Crisis intervention

  • Loss and grief

  • Relational Trauma

Dr. Ribas focuses on working with transitional youth and adults and has extensive experience working with college and professional students. She welcomes working with diverse populations and can provide therapy in Portuguese and Spanish, if needed. Her office serves Westwood, Brentwood, West LA, Culver City, West Hollywood, Larchmont Village and the greater Los Angeles area. She provides teletherapy for patients all over California.

Two Dried Leaves


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

  • 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

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