While Alana works with people experiencing a wide variety of difficulties, she has particular experience working with mood disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders such as social anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder and generalised anxiety disorder, and psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia. She has particular expertise working with young adults who may be experiencing the first onset of psychological distress.
Alana completed her training at the University of New South Wales, completing both a Bachelor of Psychology with Honours and a Masters in Clinical Psychology. She is currently working with the Early Psychosis Program at Bondi Junction, specialising in working with young people experiencing psychosis. Additionally, Alana is involved in research aimed at further understanding the factors that place young people at increased risk for psychosis. She has published several research papers and been involved in presenting at research conferences. Alana has also prepared and presented education workshops for other psychologists, mental health clinician and Masters Students on the assessment and treatment of psychosis.