Ana Valenzuela, LPC, LCDC-Intern

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Latinas Rising is privileged to highlight the following Rising and Fierce Latinx therapist, Ana Valenzuela, LPC, LCDC-Intern.

Ana was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, at the age of 15 migrated with her family to the United States. She currently holds a Master of Science degree in Mental Health Counseling from Walden University. Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor-Intern to practice professional counseling in the state of Texas. She has a Bachelor’s degree in both Psychology and Sociology from the University of Houston Clear Lake (UHCL).

Since graduating from UHCL in 2009, Ana has worked for the Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD, formerly known as MHMRA of Harris County and currently a Clinical Team Lead. In addition, Ana works at Clearhope Counseling and Wellness Center in Pasadena, Texas as a contract therapist.

In her own words:

As s a bilingual (English /Spanish) clinician I am privileged to have the opportunity to give back to my community, by being part of a growing multicultural community to break the barriers and taboos associated with mental illness. I am honored to be part of the solution and be able to contribute to the transformation of mental illness in the Latino/ Caribbean community in the Houston and surrounding areas.

En Español:

Como Terapeuta bilingüe (inglés / español), soy privilegiada de tener la oportunidad de devolver a mi comunidad un poquito de todo lo que he recibido después de llegar a este país desde mi hermosa Republica Dominicana, Soy parte de una comunidad multicultural en crecimiento que está rompiendo las barreras y los tabúes asociados con las enfermedades de salud mental. Me siento honrada de ser parte de la solución y poder contribuir a la transformación de la ayuda y educación que mi comunidad recibe sobre enfermedades de salud mental en la comunidad latina / caribeña en Houston y las áreas circundantes.