I am a keen observer and active collaborator.
My deep appreciation of people navigating their lives led me to pursue my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at UC Santa Barbara. Having lived on three continents, I understand the feeling of in-between, issues around belonging, struggles with difference. I believe in honoring the complexity of each individual and their multiple ways of identifying with what is meaningful. With my specialized training in analytical psychotherapy I can help you recover from anxiety, feeling lonely, indecisiveness, issues around limit setting, feeling misunderstood.
I consider mental wellbeing to be a spectrum rather than a category, and I believe that we all shift constantly according to stressors, challenges, or setbacks we experience. Psychotherapy entails an authentic dialogue that is engaging, action-oriented and that promotes self-awareness. People come to see me for a variety of reasons, and for many it's the desire to understand themselves in a deeper way, so they can tap into their full potential and live more consciously. If you are finding yourself in and out of relationships, feeling stressed by conflicts at work, never feeling satisfied with where you are in life, then why not spend time in psychotherapy to understand yourself more fully and get at the root of things.
My approach to psychotherapy emphasizes personal growth, autonomy, and finding balance. I care deeply about cultural factors and differences that are central to the globalizing world we live in, and are an exciting part of being human. I created an international practice for that reason. I currently offer psychotherapy in English, German, and Spanish, and hope to add more languages.
Ana Laura Thomat (PSY#29679)
Licensed Clinical Psychologist