About Me

Life can be unpredictable and adjusting to life transitions presents unique challenges that may cause feelings of uncertainty, confusion, abandonment, emptiness, isolation, irritability, hopelessness, distrust, anxiousness or moments of frustration. We all have STUFF that sometimes gets in the ways of living a beautiful life. Therapy helps and emotional healing is possible.

As a licensed therapist in Texas, I have more than 10 years of professional experience working with emerging adults, single parents, caregivers, older adults and couples in a variety of settings. My therapeutic approach is eclectic, client-centered and strength-based with attachment and trauma theories as a foundation. I have extensive experience implementing evidence-based modalities to effectively treat anxiety, depression and trauma disorders, incorporating specialized training in eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness-based strategies, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and motivational interviewing techniques. I work collaboratively to customize a tailor-made plan to support a holistic wellness journey to discover healing and transformation with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, trauma, grief & loss, life transitions, stress management, intimacy and sexual empowerment related issues. It is my promise to always offer a safe, warm, and inviting space to share and explore your story reflecting on the patterns of past and present challenges leading you toward renewal, growth and a value-driven life of transformation.

I welcome the opportunity to support you on your wellness journey!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Intimacy-related issues
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Attachment Issues , Blended Family Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #57820 (Expires: 2024-06-30)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Alana Banks. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written by E.R. on Jun 28, 2022 after therapy with Alana for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

So far, she's made me feel very safe and understood. Helping me to understand myself better so I can be stronger and more educated. Helping me make a plan for my future and that gives me the biggest peace of mind I could ever hope for. It's really nice to be heard again, I had forgotten what it feels like.

Written by A.L. on Jun 23, 2022 after therapy with Alana for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

Best ever. So supportive

Written by Y.E. on Jun 15, 2022 after therapy with Alana for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, and coping with life changes

It’s very easy to open up to her. She is a great listener and is able to spot issue while I simply talk, issues that I don’t even realize are there. Very positive, constantly reminds me what things are under my control and how important my feelings are. She never says it’s wrong to feel a certain way or that my thinking is faulty, she just shows me how I can improve. I can see myself seeing her for a very long time.

Work with me!