Ana Popovska, Ph.D.
- Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, University of Maryland, College Park
- M.A., Counseling and Personnel Services, University of Maryland, College Park
- B.A., Psychology, Amherst College, MA
- Doctoral Internship in Clinical Psychology (APA-accredited), The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
License and Certification
- Licensed Psychologist, Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists, License No. 37993
Approach to Therapy and Professional Interests
I embrace an integrative approach to counseling, where individual developmental trajectories, mind-body connections, and social and multicultural factors all play important roles in how we feel, think, and act. I strive to help students connect with their core values, find constructive ways to express their needs and work through their concerns, attain insight and self-reflection, and achieve personal growth in a safe and non-judgmental environment. I draw from different therapy modalities to offer a tailored approach for each individual’s unique needs.
Professional Interests: Traumatic life experiences, anxiety, depression, dreams and nightmares, career counseling
Personal Statement on Diversity and Social Justice
I strive to understand and address how social identities and their intersections impact our inner and outer experiences with the self and others.
Approach to Supervision
I approach supervision with curiosity about each supervisee’s unique strengths, prior training experiences, current training needs, and future career goals. My clinical training had a strong psychodynamic focus, which I often incorporate in case conceptualization but I like to encourage the integration of different theoretical approaches to better understand the complexity of human experiences. In supervision, I hope to provide a safe space where the supervisee can not only build on their pre-existing strengths but also reflect on their unique struggles in clinical work and grow in new (and perhaps unexpected) ways. My hope is that I foster not only growth in skills but also cultivation of authenticity in the supervision and psychotherapeutic relationships.
In my free time, I enjoy creative activities and exploring new areas.