Alana MA, RP, CCC, CCC-SRegistered Psychotherapist and Counsellor

    I am an experienced psychotherapist, who is passionate about supporting individuals in their journeys and healing processes.  I am a Registered Psychotherapist through the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario, with a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology from The Adler School of Professional Psychology in Vancouver, British Columbia.  I am also a Canadian Certified Counsellor and Certified Clinical Supervisor through the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association.  In addition, I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Sociology from The University of Western Ontario. Presently based in Toronto, I have trained and worked in various addiction and mental health organizations in Ontario and British Columbia.

    I strive to maintain the dignity of clients, and to support and empower the individuals with whom I work.  I aim to support individuals in finding balance and in maintaining progress as they address their various cognitive, behavioural, and emotional needs and experiences.

    I offer a commitment and determination to professional and personal growth, to ensure that my counselling continues to be client-centered and evidence based.  I am an Adjunct Lecturer with the University of Toronto Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work.  I also have an Addictions Careworker Diploma from McMaster University.

    I practice from a client centered, strengths based, and trauma informed lens, meeting individuals where they are at, and working alongside them.

     

    Areas of focus:

    • Anger Management
    • Anxiety Disorders
    • Communication Issues
    • Compassion Fatigue
    • Concurrent Mental Health and Addiction Issues
    • Finding Balance
    • Grief and Loss
    • Group Counselling
    • Individual Counselling
    • Individual Empowerment
    • Life Skills Training
    • Mood Disorders
    • Perinatal Counselling
    • Personality Disorders
    • Relationships
    • Self Esteem
    • Smoking Cessation
    • Stress
    • Substance Use Issues
    • Trauma
    • Wellness