DMH + UCLA PREvention Center of Excellence
Ana Amador is a licensed 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 training manager for the UCLA Prevention Center of Excellence and UCLA-UCSF ACEs Aware Family Resilience Network with a joint vision to support a statewide workforce on providing trauma and resilience-informed care.