Ana has spent the majority of her career providing services to children, adolescents, adults, and families in Tallahassee. She holds a Master's degree in social work and is a registered clinical social worker intern, with more than 35 years experience working in both the public and private sector. Her experience includes diagnostic assessments; individual, couples, group and family counseling; crisis intervention and brief treatment; out-patient counseling; residential programming; community outreach; client advocacy, and psycho-educational services.


Ana is a Master Trainer in Motivational Interviewing and Teaching Alternatives to Gangs and has more than 25 years of training experience. In addition, she has served as a Visiting Assistant Professor at the Florida State University College of Social Work and is currently an Adjunct Professor with the Thomas University School of Social Work. Ana enjoys walking with individuals from all walks of life and diverse backgrounds. She is bilingual and fluent in English and Spanish.


Areas of Specialization:


Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; Family Systems Therapy; Motivational Interviewing; Behavior Modification and Parenting Techniques; Therapeutic Interventions with at-risk youth and their families; Multicultural Issues; Trauma; Strength-based Treatment; Smoking Cessation, and; Evidence-based and Best Practices.


Education:


Master of Social Work (MSW), 1983, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida


Bachelor of Arts (BA), 1980, Biscayne College, Miami, Florida


Certifications:


Master Trainer:    Motivational Interviewing and Teaching Alternatives to Gangs


Trainer:  Motivational Interviewing, Thinking for a Change, Pensando por un Cambio (Thinking of a Change), Teaching Alternatives to Gangs, Early Childhood Systematic Training for Effective Parenting, Systematic Training for Effective Parenting of School-aged Children, Systematic Training for Effective Parenting of Teens, and Padres Eficaces con Entrenamiento Sistemåtico (Systematic Training for Effective Parenting)


Language Fluency: English and Spanish

  ANA VILLAR, MSW, RCSWI

Clarity Counseling Services Co.