Alana Barlia, LMHC

“Therapy can mean a number of things. For me, therapy means an authentic, genuine relationship where we work collaboratively on nourishing your self-acceptance and personal fulfillment during any and all life transitions. Together we will create a space for you to gain rich insights into yourself and your relationships that will allow you to begin to feel better.”


Training & Logistics


Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)

Master’s in Psychological Counseling - Columbia University

Techniques trained in: Person-Centered, CBT, DBT, Psychodynamic, Motivational Interviewing


Location: 875 6th Ave #1602, New York
Trains nearby:123, ACE, NQRW
Frequency options: Weekly, Multiple/week

Exchange: $160/session

Financial need: Please contact me to learn more and explore my sliding scale options together.

Payment Options: Cash, Credit Card


I am experienced in working with mood disorders, anxiety, life transitions, trauma, sexual trauma, and relationships. Additionally, I have extensive experience working with clients with addiction. 

I work with people on a wide range of issues. The following are a few of my specialties (this list is not all-inclusive):

  • Addiction 

  • Women’s issues 

  • Life Transitions 

  • Mood Disorders 

  • Anxiety 

  • Trauma/Sexual Trauma 

If I have never been to therapy before, what should I expect? How do I know if I should go, and how do I start?

You should expect a new and different environment, where you are given the space and tools to engage with the difficult questions in your life, eventually generating change toward becoming the best version of yourself. Ambivalence is part of the process of therapy. It can be very difficult to open up that can of worms! I encourage you to bring the uncertainty into the room.  I will support you in sifting through some of that uncertainty to help you establish what your goals are as we begin the journey of therapy together.


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