Training manager,
DMH + UCLA PREvention Center of Excellence

Ana Amador is an associate clinical social worker who specializes in providing bilingual, evidenced-based outpatient mental health services to children and families. Ana takes a present-centered and person-centered approach, utilizing techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. She utilizes evidence-based treatments for trauma, including Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, and Skills Training in Affective and Interpersonal Regulation. Ana has many years of experience working in community mental health and has worked in close collaboration with outside agencies to meet the multiple needs of vulnerable children and families from the child welfare system. Ana is passionate about supporting healing and wellbeing on an individual and collective level and is a strong believer that recovery is possible. Ana serves as a Trainer for the UCLA Prevention Center of Excellence, providing weekly trainings with a joint vision to help educate the Los Angeles County workforce on trauma and resilience informed care.