Alana is a psychologist who is dedicated to working with children, adolescents, and parents, who are
negotiating challenging circumstances, emotional upheaval and difficult behaviours. Alana believes
in providing holistic, collaborative, evidence-based psychological support, and using creative
strategies that are tailored to you. She particularly enjoys forming an understanding of a person’s
unique nature and environment, and collaborating with them and their families so they can combat
challenges, reach goals, and get more out of life.
Alana has received formal training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Parent Management
Training (PMT), child protection, and cognitive assessment. She is familiar with a range of parenting
programs including Triple P, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), and 1,2,3 Magic. She has also
received introductory training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour
Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Integrated CBT (MiCBT), and Schema Therapy.
Alana is passionate about intervening early, increasing awareness, building skills, and advocating for
those she works with. She is constantly humbled by the opportunities to be invited into another’s
world, and awed by the courage and progress that can be achieved in spite of great hurdles.
Alana can help with:
– Autism Spectrum Disorder
– Emotion regulation difficulties
– Adjustment to parenting
– Conduct difficulties
– Anger and angry outbursts
– Attachment challenges
– Parenting stress
– Low mood and depression
– Social skills difficulties
– Perinatal mental health
Alana has completed a Master of Clinical Psychology at the University of Technology Sydney and is
currently completing her Clinical Psychology Registrar program. Alana has a background in research
at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre and the University of Wollongong. More recently,
Alana has gained experience working with children and adults across community mental health and
hospital settings, both individually and in groups. She has worked with clients presenting with a
range of symptoms and diagnoses, including anxiety, mood disorders, postnatal depression and
anxiety, PTSD, adjustment to parenting, personality disorder, and autism spectrum disorder.