Ana Irizarry (she/her)

Accepting Clients

I help people access their inner strengths and feel more connected. I support parents in strengthening their bonds with their children.

Psychotherapist in Texas

About My Clients

You may feel stuck, dissatisfied, lost, or that something is missing in your life. Perhaps stressed, unmotivated, sad, or confused. Your suffering may be related to trauma, big or small, or to loss. You may be struggling in parenting an intense child or adolescent. You're not alone! In therapy you can feel emotional safety and acceptance. I can help you find relief and deepen your connection to yourself and others through self-discovery and by teaching you effective tools.

My Background and Approach

My approach to therapy is of empowerment, helping you recognize and build on your strengths even if they seem to be hidden. I listen and focus on your needs and goals, and I check in frequently to make sure we're on the right track. In over 30 years of experience working with adults, children, and families, I have learned ways of incorporating various approaches to be more effective. In sessions, we may address the body-mind connection, self-compassion, or how the nervous system strives to protect the self. We may use introspection as an agent of change, or use EMDR to process trauma or other issues. When working with parents, I rely most heavily on the Nurtured Heart Approach, which strengthens relationships and helps foster attunement and positive interactions. I teach parents ways to effectively regulate their reactions and teach their children ways to regulate theirs. I am here to help you in your path of growth and wellbeing.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe that people have an innate light within them that is always there. Sometimes that light gets covered by clouds of confusion, pain, or trauma, and life feels dark. I see my role as that of helping people clear out those clouds and let their internal light shine through. I believe that our brain tries to keep us safe, but sometimes it learns to cope in ways that are unhealthy. We can unlearn unhealthy patterns and learn healthy ones. Everyone, regardless of race, ethnicity, culture, nationality, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical appearance, or religion, has an inner light and the capacity to heal.

I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 36 years of practice
  • Languages: English, EspaƱol
  • Rate: $175/session

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