Hello! My name is Ann Gonzalez (she/her/hers). I am a Master of Social Work student in University of Denver’s Graduate School of Social Work and I am about halfway through the program. I am completing their Mental Health and Trauma concentration. I enlisted in the U.S. Air Force after graduating high school and have worked for the Armed Forces for close to 20 years. I decided to pursue my MSW after a volunteer opportunity to work with unaccompanied immigrant children in El Paso, Texas. This trip inspired me to pursue my lifelong dream of working in the mental health field. I speak Spanish fluently and was born in the U.S. to an immigrant parent and a first-generation U.S. Marine Corps veteran.
I am passionate about veteran’s issues, women’s issues, the LGBTQ+ community, and the Latinx community. I am very interested in a trauma-informed, client empowerment approach to therapy. I believe it is my job to listen and help clients discover what their own goals are and how to work to achieve them in a way that they are comfortable with. I believe that therapy should assist clients in improving their relationships with themselves and with others.
In my free time, I love mountain biking, rock climbing, hanging out with my dog and cat and my partner, and being a mom. I am really excited to join the wonderful Bodhi Counseling team!
University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work in their Master of Social Work program.
Mental Health and Trauma concentration.
Working under the supervision of Shana Moorefield, LCSW-C, CCTP