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Alana Banks, LICSW, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Intimacy Depression Coping with life changes
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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 and Massachusetts, 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!

Professional experience

10yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Intimacy Depression Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: 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, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Infidelity, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Multicultural Concerns, Self-Love, Sexuality, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues

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

Services offered

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License information

MA LICSW LICSW126269

TX LCSW 57820

Reviews

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She's amazing

Written on Feb 05, 2024 after therapy with Alana for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

Alana has been a great therapist and I always walk away from sessions knowing I have one of the best on BetterHelp

Written on Jan 24, 2024 after therapy with Alana for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, coping with life changes, and adhd

She's all Around awesome

Written on May 24, 2023 after therapy with Alana for 11 months 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

Alana is great!! She’s extremely easy to talk to and is very knowledgeable with some pretty great advice.

Written on May 22, 2023 after therapy with Alana for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd

She is great. Very understanding and responsive. Best therapist I have had.

Written on Apr 17, 2023 after therapy with Alana for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Very attentive and a great listener

Written on Apr 13, 2023 after therapy with Alana for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes