ANA MARCELA RODRIGUEZ
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: SUMMA Cum Laude, being the highest 1% of her generation. In Mexico she gave therapy to teenagers, adults and couples in a community center.
Later, she went to live in the United States where her passion as a therapist, the desire to continue providing therapy, and helping her community led her to study a MASTERS IN SCIENCE OF COUNSELING at SMU. Ana Marcela Graduated with a 4.0 GPA being a minority in her grad school and studying a master in English which isn't her native language. Eventually, she obtained her License as a marriage and family therapist in the state of Texas (LMFT). She is trained in EMDR: a special technique to work with trauma; Another PACT1 to work with couples among other specialities. Ana has extensive experience in trauma, grief, infidelity, relationship conflicts, anxiety and depression. Her focus has always been mental health in the hispanic community which has made her one of the strongest leaders and advocates for mental health in this community.
Today, Ana Marcela has her private practice, Therapy Works Counseling, in Dallas, Frisco, Fort Worth, Garland, and Lancaster, where her team attends the psychological needs of children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families in Spanish and English. They also do psychological evaluations for Immigration Ana and her team give workshops, talks and trainings on diverse topics
Her passion for helping others has led her to be invited to different places and platforms to give workshops, talks, and trainings. She also participates as an expert guest on television networks such as Univisión, Telemundo, Estrella TV, EWTN, on radio stations such as: Radio Católica and La Nueva, international podcasts such as: Supervive from the Rosa es Roja Foundation. She is co-creator of the Feliz - Mente Mujer congress.
Her expertise on mental health in the hispanic community has led her to training fellow colleagues about this topic and has been invited to different Independent School Districts such as PLANO ISD, FRISCO ISD, FORT WORTH ISD, BIRDSVILLE IDS (among others) in the DFW area as well as in renowned institutions and universities such as SMU, TWU, UNT and TCU
Ana Marcela has been a Keynote speaker at the Adolescent symposium, TAMFT, among others. Some topics of her expertise are: Mental Health is the Hispanic Community, Communication and Problem resolution, Conflict resolution, Anxiety and Depression, Toxic Relationships, Grief, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, (link a videos) among others.