Alana Lehrfield is a Licensed Social Worker who enjoys working with clients to help them live fuller, more meaningful lives. She utilizes a strength-based approach and strives to assist her clients identify their successes as well as address any areas where they may feel “stuck” or “out of control.” As a clinician, Alana uses a variety of therapeutic modalities including, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), bibliotherapy, exposure response prevention (ERP) and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR).
With a client-centered approach she tailors her interventions to each individual client. Her work with trauma, in addition to her cross-cultural experiences and deep respect for diversity, gives her an ability to work with people from a myriad of backgrounds and cultures. Alana has a special interest in helping clients heal from the past by addressing any verbal, emotional, sexual and physical abuse and neglect in childhood as well as exploring the impact of intergenerational and collective trauma on the individual.
Alana works with children, adolescents and adults. Her experience extends to working with individuals, couples and families who are impacted by ADHD, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), mood/depression, emotional dysregulation/ anger management, learning differences, grief and loss, alcohol and substance use, infidelity and divorce. Alana obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Anthropology from Knox College and a Masters in Social Work from Dominican University. Alana also holds a Professional Educator License (PEL) through the Illinois State Board of Education with Endorsement in School Social Work.
- Emotional Regulation/Anger Management
- Learning differences across the lifespan