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Welcome to my site
I am a psychotherapist, author, lecturer, consultant and researcher fascinated with the complexities of our human existence. My mission is to work on promoting wellness and wholeness within, with others and with everything that exists.

As a psychotherapist,
I accompany families, children, adolescents and adults in their healing journeys through the use of scientifically grounded approaches.

As an author,
I have written numerous books, articles, chapters and therapeutic material for children that have emerged from almost 20 years of clinical practice and the latest findings in neurosciences and psychology.

As a teacher and lecturer,
I am dedicated to providing trainings full of creative ideas, based on the latest research and literature to mental health professionals, paraprofessionals, educators and parents.

As a consultant,
I am committed to supporting the growth of other mental health professionals based on my extensive experience working with families, children and adults.

Last but not least, as a researcher,
I am committed to expanding our understanding of the best therapeutic interventions for families and children.

EMDR Books and Kits by Ana

When using EMDR therapy with children, two of the greatest challenges for clinicians are assisting children in identifying the negative and positive cognitions as well as obtaining the validity of the positive cognition (VoC).

Dark, Bad Day...Go Away is the first hard cover, illustrated book for children that motivates, prepares and guides children to use EMDR therapy. It is now available in Portuguese, Spanish and Japanese. 

This is the first book to provide a wide range of leading-edge, inventive, tangible, step-by-step strategies for clinicians working with children with severe dysregulation of the affective system using EMDR therapy and adjunct approaches. 

Comments on Ana's Presentations and Trainings

  • Remarkable presentation with tremendous skill, creativity and emotional power.
  • I can’t think of a more inspirational workshop that I have recently attended. I have a degree in music and yet I seem to always need permission and or reminders to use my right brain with both adults and children. Thank you for an enchanting and incredibly educational afternoon. (I work mostly with adults)
  • I learned so much from this. I am leaving feeling inspired, motivated, amazed and full of gratitude. Thank you!
  • Ana, you are a creative genius and an inspiration to innovate within & guided by the EMDR/AIP Model, which you present with such clarity & depth of understanding.
  • Ana is a charming, warm and genuine presenter with great creativity and depth of understanding. How lucky we are she found EMDR to engage her passions.

Upcoming Virtual

Event Date:
Friday, January 30, 2015 to Saturday, February 7, 2015