More About Me
I am Ana Lopez, and I hold a Master of Social Work in macro social work practice from the University of Southern California. I am a certified 200 RYT yoga teacher and am currently working on my Executive Master of Business Administration from Pepperdine University.
I have had the pleasure of working on community-based projects, inPhormed and The Brain Child Collective. I have experience winning pitch contests, business development, strategy, brand identity, and marketing.
My research has focused on gender violence and human trafficking as it applies to labor migration. My work has allowed me to merge the world of social justice, business, and innovative technology as I have consulted for new emerging startups in Southern California.
In mental health and wellness, I have had the opportunity of working with trauma survivors in community mental health, the Federal Public Defender’s Office, and with children aged 0-17. I have also worked with children and adults who have struggled with sexual assault, violence in the home, anxiety, panic disorders, PTSD, and depression.
I enjoy utilizing the practice of mindfulness and yoga in mental health work as much as I like traditional modalities. I use feminist theories in counseling to empower and encourage clients while creating a warm and safe environment. My clients have found that exploring the mind-body connection through somatic experiencing, neurological awareness and education has been helpful in their journey to healing.
We can delve into your strengths and resilience while focusing on solutions and problem-solving. I am familiar with 12-step models and can explore attachment patterns and narratives to assist in setting healthy boundaries while discovering enjoyable self-care practices.
I am an associate therapist registered with the California BBS, ASW 84125. My diverse training, education, and background will bring a unique perspective to your needs business, personal, or therapeutic. I believe in community building, creating partnerships with a purpose, and always striving for significant outcomes. Contact me today for an initial consultation