Ann Amador, MA
Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist &
Registered Associate Professional Clinical Counselor
AMFT121197 & APCC8349
Supervised by Mariana Shanks, LMFT 53697
M.A. Counseling Psychology - Santa Clara University
B.A. English Language & Literature with Psychology Minor - LeTourneau University
Areas of Focus:
Identity and Self-Worth
Grief and Loss
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)
California Association for Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors (CALPCC)
Life is full of challenges and transitions. Sometimes we need to seek help in navigating those. I am passionate about supporting individuals and couples as they recover, learn, and grow. Having a safe relationship in which you are deeply heard can in and of itself be healing. The work we do together can extend that healing so you can find relief from symptoms, enrich your relationships, and grow towards your healthiest self.
I believe that everyone is deserving of understanding, love, and belonging. I welcome clients from all backgrounds including different religious or spiritual beliefs, gender identities, sexual orientations, cultures, and abilities. It can be intimidating to share your authentic self with someone new. However, I hope that together we can create a safe space for your healing and personal growth, whatever that looks like for you. I am so excited to meet you and join you on this part of your journey.
I graduated with a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Santa Clara University. I am pursuing two licenses, both as a Marriage and Family Therapist and a Professional Clinical Counselor. Outside of the office, I love to hike, run, bike, cook, read, and spend time with friends. I spend a lot of time contemplating the meaning of existence but also love goofing around and making bad jokes.