He/They: Robin provides trauma-informed and eclectic methods for recovery and multi-cultural counseling. Robin’s clinical experience comes from working in foster care services, refugee support services, child and family counseling for survivors of genocide, behavioral health supervision for intensive counseling services, and outpatient mental health counseling.
Robin is also the GHDC lead for clinical supervision, research, and program support services. Robin’s experience in these areas includes change management services for Project Hope’s youth services in South Africa, development of a stakeholder analysis for Indigenous populations in Kalaallit Nunaat, start-up support services for new counselors in Virginia, and program supervision for various organizations within the United States.
Robin believes that a better world is possible, emphasizing intentional listening, better systems, and better relationships as paths for this to happen. Robin combines these beliefs with Western and non-Western methods to support patients, professionals, and program leaders to achieve better outcomes
She/Her: Alana is a compassionate and warm art therapist who employs creative, evidenced-based, and trauma-informed methods to support her clients in achieving a better state of wellness. Alana is skilled at talk therapy, mindfulness, and trauma-sensitive methods of counseling, but believes strongly in the power of art to support individuals with recovery.
Alana has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. Regardless of the modality, Alana will build services that are specific to the person in therapy, breaking away from “one-size-fits-all” outpatient methods and providing interventions that make a difference.
In addition to her work as an outpatient therapist, Alana fulfills her roles as a Clinical Director by leading GHDC’s internship program for new and continuing Qualified Mental Health Providers (QMHPs). As an intern/QMHP supervisor Alana brings kindness and compassion to the field, with a dedication to helping others to succeed.