Ana Marcela  was born and raised in Monterrey, Mexico where she studied a degree in Psychology , a specialization in education and development of children and adolescents at the University of Monterrey. Ana Marcela graduated with honors with the recognition: Suma Cum Laude, being the highest 1% of her generation.  In Mexico she gave therapy to teenagers, adults and couples in a community center. She also gave workshops to couples on how to have a satisfying relationship.

Later, she went to live in the United States where her passion as a therapist, the desire to continue giving therapy and helping her community led her to study a MASTERS IN SCIENCE OF COUNSELING at SMU. Eventually, she obtained her License as a marriage and family therapist in the state of Texas (LMFT).  She has a special training to work trauma: EMDR, which is recognized worldwide. Another of her trainings is to work with couples | PACT1, she also has extensive experience in trauma, grief, infidelity, relationship conflicts, anxiety and depression.


Today Ana Marcela has her private practice, Therapy Works Counseling, in Frisco and Dallas, TX where her team serve children, teenagers, adults, couples and families in spanish and english. She also teaches workshops and gives international speeches in diverse topics.

Her passion for helping others has led her to be invited to different places and plataforms to give workshops and talks. She has also participated as an expert guest on television networks such as Univisión, Estrella TV, EWTN  on radio stations such as Radio Católica and La Nueva, international podcasts such as Supervive from the Rosa es Roja Foundation, among others.  Some topics of her expertise are: COMMUNICATION AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION, CONFLICT, RULES AND CONSEQUENCES FOR CHILDREN, ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION, GRIEF, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, among others. She has been approved by the Diocese of Dallas as a trusted therapist as well as a marriage readiness advisor. 


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