With over 20 years of experience, Alana is passionate about working with individuals and couples to help them navigate relationship challenges, burnout, trauma and perfectionism. During your time together, Alana will help you identify coping methods that are no longer effective while providing you with the tools needed to foster growth, build resilience and achieve personal change. Alana now offers EDMR and can offer additional therapy approaches such as cognitive behavioural therapy, mindfulness and self-compassion. Alana is also passionate about supporting pregnancy or parenting challenges. Whether you’ve experienced perinatal issues, infertility, or pregnancy complications, Alana offers a neutral space for couples and individuals to navigate these challenges.
Alana believes that you have the ability to heal, grow and create the life you envision living. Sessions with Alana will feel informal, non-judgmental, supportive and safe. Together you’ll establish goals that meet your needs, with flexibility and openness for feedback and collaboration. Through a collaborative therapeutic relationship, Alana will guide you to develop a greater sense of self-awareness, build your self-esteem and be more accepting of the person you are.
Outside of sessions, Alana can be found on her spin bike or yoga mat! She is a peloton lover who balances her hard work with her passion for cooking and baking. Alana loves to read and often has her nose in the latest mystery or thriller. She is a mom of three and enjoys hiking and getting out into nature with her kids as much as possible.
Master of Social Work, Yeshiva University (2005)
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, University of Western Ontario (2002)
Gentle Persuasive Approach (Baycrest)
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy – Level 1 (Sick Kids Centre for Community Mental Health)
Brain Basics (OBIA)
Solution Focused Therapy Among Older Adults and Their Caregivers (Institute for Life Course and Aging)
Neuroscience, Mindfulness and Working with the Elderly (Institute for Life Course and Aging)
Mindful Self Compassion (Centre for MindBody Health)
Compassion Fatigue Educator Training (Mount Sinai Hospital)
Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute)
Trauma Counselling – Level 1 (Sick Kids Centre for Community Mental Health)
START Suicide Prevention (LivingWorks)
Yoga For Trauma and Self Regulation (Off the Mat)
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: Blending Theory with Innovative Play Therapy Techniques (Core Wellness)
What's Goin’ On? An Innovative Play-Based Assessment Model for Children and Teens (Core Wellness)
Tips and Techniques for Playful Online Therapy with Children and Teens (Core Wellness)
Intuitive Eating PRO Skills Teleseminar (Intuitive Eating)
Gottman Method Couples Therapy – Level 1 (Gottman Institute)
EMDR Basic Training (Personal Transformation Institute)
Ontario Association of Social Workers
Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers