Ana López
Division of Psychology, Psychotherapy and Coaching
Ana López
Psychologist
Children, adolescents and adults
Languages: English, French and Spanish
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Ana López
Division of Psychology, Psychotherapy and Coaching
Ana López
Psychologist
Children, adolescents and adults
Languages: English, French and Spanish
  • Degree in Psychology, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.
  • Master's Degree in General Health Psychology, University Nebrija.
  • Official Master's Degree in Educational Psychology. Speciality: Learning and Instructional Design, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.
  • Specialisation Diploma in Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy in Childhood and Adolescence, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia.

Ana is the daughter of two cosmopolitan spanish doctors who wanted to offer her a multicultural and multilingual education. She studied from the age of three at the Lycée Français in Madrid, enjoying exchanges in Lyon and stays in Paris and Brussels with the school. She is grateful to the french education system for the emphasis on the development of critical thinking through “dissertations”. Looking back, Ana is aware of the demands of a multilingual program but also of the opportunities it offers and would like to give this privilege to her son with whom she only speaks french.

As a teenager, Ana spent three summers in Cambridge living with young people from different cultures while facing the challenges of adapting to a different country. She has fond memories of Elisabeth, her house supervisor, who helped her in the early stages when she was homesick and of the afternoons playing cricket with her friends from Tel Aviv, Brussels and Moscow. Today, she keeps the habit acquired back then: her pantry is always stocked with her PG TIPS Breakfast Tea!

When she was 14 years old, a very close person developed an eating disorder, which sparked Ana’s interest in psychology and its power to support people through the vital changes they need. Throughout her psychology degree she collaborated in different volunteering with the elderly, people with disabilities, children and young people at risk of social exclusion.

At the end of her studies, she completed a master’s degree in educational psychology and did her internship in the NGO Astrea-Icsce, focused on development aid projects. This experience allowed her to accompany and train volunteers in their cultural adaptation processes, while completing a master’s degree in teacher training with a specialization in educational guidance.

During her brief experience as a teacher at the Lycée Français, she became aware of the need to adapt educational content and teaching methods to the needs of students with learning difficulties. As a result, she decided to pursue studies in teaching, specializing in therapeutic pedagogy, while she worked as a university psychologist at the UNIR in La Rioja.

For almost a decade she has developed her professional activity as a school psychologist in different development stages, accompanying children and young people in various schools, vocational training centers and at the university stage. Throughout these years, Ana has dealt with very diverse cases: behavioral problems, detection and intervention in learning difficulties and giftedness, emotional difficulties, substance abuse, addictions to new technologies, anxiety problems and social skills difficulties, while accompanying her students’ parents at a psycho-educational level.

During her experience as a counselor she longs for the opportunity to deal in depth with the clinical problems she comes across, so she decides to pursue a master’s degree in general health psychology while specializing in contextual therapies in childhood and adolescence, an approach that she favors today. She started as a health psychologist supporting gifted children, adolescents and adults to overcome different problems.

From her experience as a clinician in the treatment of adults, she likes to begin a therapeutic process by drawing a «map» of the problem with the patient to help them understand the situation that is troubling them. Afterwards, they will, together, define the goals of the therapy and the intervention will focus on providing personal tools to help the patient move towards these goals. Ana considers essential that the patient find a safe and warm space with her, where they do not feel judged and can identify the direction they want to take in their life, a process in which she feels fortunate to participate.

In her work with the youngest children, she is aware of the importance of involving the family and always take into account the educational environment as well. This is the only way to create a winning team!