Alana Devine-Dunn, LMHC, A-CBT
Training: Alana attended College at Barnard College, Columbia University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and earned her master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Brooklyn College, City University of New York. Alana completed her clinical internship at the Seleni Institute where she specialized in the care of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders and furthered her experience treating depression, anxiety, bereavement, obsessive compulsive disorder, and helping clients navigate gender and sexual identity at Rottenberg Therapy. Alana has a career-long passion for cognitive behavioral therapy and has been a candidate for certification with the Academy of Cognitive Therapy under the supervision of Noah Clyman since July 2021.
Clinical Practice: In her clinical practice, Alana works with individuals experiencing depression, anxiety bereavement and parental loss, life and role transitions, as well as those seeking emotional support with chronic medical conditions.
Additionally, she provides effective therapeutic care to clients experiencing premenstrual dysphoric disorder, perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, and those coping with infertility.
Alana works, from an LGBTQIA ++ affirming perspective to provide support for individuals of all identities and family constellations. Her work is collaborative and goal-focused. Alana enjoys working with clients to name, understand, and weather the emotions and to recognize those values that are most meaningful to clients.
Teaching: Alana has been an adjunct Lecturer at Brooklyn College since 2020 and teaches both at the undergraduate and graduate level. Alana has taught abnormal psychology, cognitive behavioral therapy, cognitive behavioral approaches to counseling, and psychopathology.
Brooklyn College, City University of New York, MA, Mental Health Counseling
Barnard College, Columbia University, BA Psychology, Cum Laude
Treating Faulty Forecasting in Clients with Excessive Worry, Philadelphia Behavioral Therapy Association, July, 2021
Culturally Adapting Psychotherapy for Asian Americans, July 2021
LGBTQ Competency, Institute for Human Identity, October 2018
Maternal Mental Health Intensive, Seleni Institute, October 2018
DBT Skills, Behavioral Tech, August 2018
Graduate Student and Early Career Professional Workshop, Beck Institute, August 2018
Candidate for Certification, Academy of Cognitive Therapy
NYS Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Populations served: young adults, adults, cancer patients and caretakers, those with chronic medical conditions, students, LGBTQIA++, bereaved.
Areas of specialization: depression, panic, chronic worry, generalized anxiety disorder,OCD, perfectionism, emotion regulation, reproductive mental health, bereavement, parental loss.