“The mountain is always grounded, rooted in the earth, always still, always beautiful. It is beautiful just being what it is, seen or unseen, snow-covered or green, rained on or wrapped in clouds.”
― Jon Kabat-Zinn
ANA RIBAS, PHD
Dr Ana Ribas is a licensed clinical psychologist with over 20 years of clinical experience working with adults, nationally and internationally. She has extensive expertise in working with a wide range of clinical issues, including anxiety, OCD, mood disorders, relational problems, crisis intervention, loss and grief, trauma and life transitions. She focuses on working with transitional youth and adults, as well as couples, and welcomes working with diverse populations.
We all want the freedom to be your best selves, and to be able to find meaning and balance in our lives. There are times when something needs to change to get things flowing smoothly again. Crisis and are great opportunities for change and, with the help of a therapist, you can overcome internal barriers and allow yourself to live a full life. Asking for help is a very important step, and it takes courage to make it!
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, our stories and experiences, as well as new behaviors, can bring life-altering results.
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
Whether you are struggling with anxiety, OCD, depression, grief, relationships problems, coping with crisis or major life events, psychotherapy can be of help.
My psychotherapy approach ranges from cognitive behavioral, to mindfulness, self-compassion, emotion focused and experiential interventions. I consider the full person, their context and culture in understanding and defining the issues that people struggle with, while at the same time drawing from evidence based interventions.