Alana is a senior therapist with over 15 years of experience. She supports individuals and couples to manage life transitions, such as entering the workforce, relationship challenges, infertility, pregnancy complications, perinatal loss, and parenting. Her calm and caring approach helps people in crisis work through strong emotions and tough decisions. Alana provides tools that help foster growth, build resilience, and achieve personal change.
Alana is a recovering perfectionist who helps her clients embrace a more realistic and balanced version of themselves. She’ll encourage you to develop greater self-awareness, self-esteem, and self-acceptance. She can help you enhance the connection between your mind and body, gain new perspectives, and increase your sense of fulfillment in life.
Alana supports couples to restore connection and love in their relationship. She can help you improve your communication, identify patterns that hinder connection, and dig deeper to find the meaning behind thoughts or actions. She offers a safe and neutral space for couples to explore issues of sexuality and relationship challenges.
Alana provides a safe, non-judgmental, and compassionate space for growth. She brings her whole self to the therapy room and invites you to do the same. Alana draws on her lived experience and takes a holistic approach to counselling. She uses various modalities, including cognitive behavioural therapy, mindful self-compassion, and strength-based approaches. Alana is committed to continuing education. She keeps her at the forefront of her profession to ensure you receive the very best support.
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)
Ontario Association of Social Workers
Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers