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Ana Bales

Counseling Intern

Departments

  • Student Affairs
  • University Counseling Center

Bio

Ana Bales, MPH is a counseling intern for the University Counseling Center and is currently pursuing a Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at the University of New Orleans. Ana has worked in the public health field for the past seven years, with a focus on the impact of early experiences and relationships on growth and development throughout the life course. Using an approach based in rational emotive behavior therapy, Ana seeks to support clients in empowering themselves by examining their thoughts, feelings, and behavior patterns and identifying ways to change unhelpful thought processes that serve as barriers to well-being. Her areas of special interest include trauma, relationship concerns, life transitions, body image, anxiety, and depression.