Online Therapy in Florida
I’m Ana Maria. I’m a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist based in Miami, FL. I provide online therapy to Florida residents.
I love working with Latinas living in South Florida who are struggling with the intense feelings that come with major life transitions.
I get it! one day you wake up excited about the possibilities, and the next day, all you can feel is an extreme sense of overwhelm. This morning you were full of confidence in your ability to start from zero, only to second-guess your decision by the time you’re trying to figure out dinner for your family tonight.
Perhaps you may be new to the U.S. and are having a hard time adjusting to a new life, facing the challenges of adapting to a new culture. Or you are going through life changes such as menopause, divorce, parenting teenagers, or are facing the challenges of being an empty nester, grieving your role as a mother, and trying to figure out your new purpose and identity.
Immigration often brings up lots of grief and shakes up our identity!
Perhaps you had to leave your professional career because you don’t have to possibility of working in the United States. Or you have to work in a different field from the one you used to work in your country of origin because in the U.S. your professional diploma doesn’t mean the same.
You may be grieving your professional and socio-economic status, the loss of the business that took you forever to build. Let’s be honest, you’re trying hard to leave your ego behind and humbly learn again how to be the best version of yourself for your benefit and the benefit of those around you.
Having to restart your life again, building everything from scratch, comes with very painful lessons. But also can bring great rewards!
And I’m here to help you to get there!
I’m sure that you take good care of yourself, you exercise, do yoga, keep your body well nourished. You still have your close group of friends, and have embraced the zoom from the beginning of COVID.
But all of these resources don’t seem to be enough anymore.
Going through all these complex processes and changes can lead you to develop symptoms of anxiety and depression.
I’m here to tell you that it’s okay to seek a therapist for professional help around these concerns!
As a systemic therapist, I work with individuals and couples, but always keeping in mind the big relational picture. I love working with clients who are curious, who don’t mind a little digging into family history, and who understand that healing involves more than just symptom relief.
I have a Psychology degree from the Universidad de los Andes, Colombia, and Masters in Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy track from the Carlos Albizu University, Miami, FL.
I have extensive experience as a therapist working with immigrant and refugee children, adults, and families who experience significant trauma as victims of domestic violence, human trafficking, and torture and persecution in their countries of origin.
Working on these settings not only provided me with the opportunity to witness the stories of trauma and resilience of my clients, but also created an interest in supporting professionals whom because of their work on behalf our the most vulnerable communities around the world, tend to suffer from high levels of burnout, secondary trauma, and compassion fatigue.
I’m originally from Colombia, and have lived in the U.S for over 20 years. I also had the opportunity to leave in Belgium for a year as an exchange student. I speak fluent English, Spanish, and French.