Alana López (she/her)

LCSW
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I provide therapy based on anti-capitalist, anti-authoritarian, anti-racist, queer & trans liberating, and sex/kink/CNM affirming values.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New York

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Services
  • Individual

About My Clients

While I have interest and experience addressing a wide range of topics and concerns, I am most passionate about working with clients who want to discuss sexuality, gender, relationships, finding meaning or purpose in life, and the trauma and marginalization that comes from systemic oppression, violence, exploitation, and environmental destruction. Since I have a chronic illness, I work best with clients that can be flexible with their schedules as I sometimes need to reschedule on short notice.

My Background and Approach

My approach combines aspects of psychodynamic therapy, ACT, IFS, mindfulness, harm reduction, and trauma-informed counseling that’s tailored to each client's needs and preferences. While formal diagnoses can sometimes be helpful to both the therapist and the client, I’m more interested in how you understand and experience your concerns and circumstances. Therapy is highly personalized and looks different for everyone, so we will work together to figure out what approach and style will help you get to where you want to be. My goal is to create a space where you feel safe, heard, and respected without judgement or pressure. For those seeking *in-network* therapy: I work through Headway, a virtual platform that helps process your insurance and calculate your co-pay for no extra fee. For those seeking *out-of-network* services: I can provide a superbill for you to submit to your insurance company. I also work with folks who want to pay out of pocket; sliding scale available.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

Since the year 2000, I have been involved in various collectives and projects focused on anti-racism, mutual aid, dual power, sexual health, worker power/liberation, and radical models of health care delivery. I'm actively working on learning more about disability justice and fat liberation, and how to directly support and increasingly incorporate both movements in my work. I do not consider myself an expert in any identity or experience other than my own, and I continuously aim to learn and grow in all areas. My experience of therapy--both as a provider and as a client--has shown me that anti-capitalist/anarchist or CNM/kinky clients often find themselves with therapists that misunderstand them at best, and dismiss or stigmatize their beliefs and practices at worst. I aim to properly serve folks who are seeking support through and healing from the trauma of this oppressive and violent world.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Oscar
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Wicca/Paganism

At A Glance

  • Experience: 7 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $100 - 150/session

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