Alana Gissen, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Psychotherapist and AASECT Certified Sex Therapist, with almost three decades of experience.
Alana graduated from the University of South Florida Cum Laude and after receiving a full scholarship to Barry University, she graduated with her MSW.
Alana is THE Addiction and Relationship Specialist in the Miami area.
- My LIFE MISSION is Helping People
- Born and Raised in Miami
- Open Minded & Focused on Solutions
- Dually Specialized
- Non Judgmental and Compassionate
- Very Direct Approach
- Experienced Therapist Since 1991
- Second Generation Therapeutic Family
Are you feeling…
You need guidance on feeling regretful, pissed, hurt, angry, worried, heartbroken, fearful, overwhelmed, and in pain.
Gonzalo Quesada MD
Melissa A. Friedman, PhD, ABPP
“We came to see her when we were about to get a divorce. It was bad. I had been sleeping on the couch and we were not talking. Our marriage was hanging on a thread. Alana was so kind. You can tell that she really cared. She taught us both a new way to talk and understand each other. I learned to not be so defensive. I can honestly say Alana saved us and our marriage “
More About Me
You have challenges and struggles, I get it, We have all been there. I am a clinical psychotherapist born and raised in Miami by my mom and dad who are pioneers in the field of addiction treatment. My parents established one of the first residential substance abuse treatment centers in South Florida.
I am not only tremendously qualified, but feel blessed and honored to be able to have a lifetime career of saving lives. I am dually specialized in addiction and sex therapy.
I am passionate about helping people with relationship issues. I am compassionate and tenacious; I never give up hope. I do not back away from significant challenges. I will work heart and soul to make a positive impact in your life. It’s a different journey for everyone. I’ll help you every step of the way. I have devoted almost 3 decades of my life to helping people; I would love the opportunity to help you.
Frequently Asked Questions about Telehealth…
What type of services can your teletherapy practice help me with?
I provide teletherapy for individuals, couples and families.
What equipment do I need to get started?
You will need a computer, smartphone, tablet or ipad.
Is teletherapy as effective as in-office sessions?
I am finding that clients are benefiting and really enjoying our virtual sessions.
After I sign up, when can I begin?
You will receive a welcome email from a secure client portal from alanagissen@SimplePractice.com. Please open this email from your DESKTOP so that you will be able to fully complete pre session documents and provide some information about yourself. You will be asked to provide your credit card information on the secure client portal; your credit card will be charged for prepayment to schedule and reserve your appointment time/date.
I look forward to meeting you.