I am an individual and family therapist licensed ( LCSW) in New York State. I have 14 years of experience working for agencies and schools along with my own private practice. My experience ranges from working in preventive services with children and their families to counseling individuals in an adult mental health day program. I also had a contract with a NY public school system to support student needs. Much of my private practice involved working with adults who came for support for issues such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, eating disorders, relationship issues and parenting concerns. I have also worked with individuals who have experienced post traumatic stress disorder, sexual abuse, emotional abuse and neglect.
I received my Masters degree at Fordham University in Tarrytown, NY where I received clinical training in individual counseling and family systems. I often use a cognitive-behavioral approach with my clients. Additionally, I have experience with and am open to other therapeutic methods such as humanistic and integrative therapy. Each client has their own story to tell and I support people in making meaning out of their own narrative. Since each person I work with comes with a unique history, challenges and reasons for seeking support; I create individual treatment plans with input from each client. These plans are adjusted as their needs change along with their own life experiences and transitions. I will take my cues from you, as we work together on goals that best suit your needs at any given point in time.
Trust is a vital part of the client-therapist relationship. I follow the ethics of my profession which include the dignity and worth of each human being, and the importance of integrity. This means strictly adhering to client-therapist confidentiality. I do my utmost to create a safe space for my clients to share their thoughts and feelings. Finally, as people work on personal growth, I emphasize using mindfulness to appreciate the here and now and enjoying the present. For some this may mean meditation, while others feel most at peace in nature. You, the client, decides what has meaning in your life. I look forward to supporting you in achieving the personal growth you seek using the strengths you already possess .
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Divorce and Separation, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Guilt and Shame, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems
NY LCSW 071834-01
Alanna’s been amazing, very very kind and helpful even when I’m having trouble outside my sessions, always there to respond to you and help you in any possible way.
Written on Jan 26, 2023 after therapy with Alanna for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Simply, she amazing! So supportive and understanding
Written on Dec 14, 2022 after therapy with Alanna for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, adhd, and eating disorders
Very understanding person, doesn’t belittle your problems. Seems to care about the clients
Written on Jun 04, 2022 after therapy with Alanna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem