Allana  Stark

Allana Stark

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Juris Doctor, JD
Florida, New York Accepting Online
Midtown East Not Accepting In-person
Updated October 20, 2020

Specialties & Expertise

  • Trauma
  • LGBTQIA topics
  • Sex therapy and sexual health
  • Anxiety
  • Depression

Professional statement

Allana Stark is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker based in Midtown Manhattan. Allana also offers online therapy sessions to residents of Florida. She specializes in anxiety, depression, trauma, complex trauma, and PTSD, life transitions, LGBTQIA+ concerns, and helping clients of all ages develop a sense of self. Her practice is open to adults, couples, and families.

When clients visit Allana, they may be facing a professional or career shift; or they may be feeling stuck and looking to reconnect with their creativity. She helps clients work through blocks and other personal barriers to move towards a self-realized version of themselves.

Allana’s approach is integrative; she is trained in both traditional talk therapies like psychoanalysis, as well as body-based approaches like Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Her work bridges Eastern and Western cultures, and she often incorporates meditations and educational materials from both.

Allana believes that the relationship between client and therapist is key to unlocking the transformative power of therapy, and she welcomes clients from all backgrounds and communities to her practice, located a short distance from Grand Central.


Message to clients

I will work with you to provide a warm, welcoming, and affirming space to safely speak about anything that is keeping you from living fully and richly or from progressing towards your goals.

As we develop our relationship, I will also respectfully challenge you in the service of expanding your sense of what is possible. I believe that once established, a trusting and generative therapeutic relationship is a place to laugh, cry, dream, vent, reflect, and expand. It can allow you to feel seen and heard in new ways, and through that experience, to develop new ways of feeling, acting, and thinking in your work and relationships.

Together we will work to deepen your knowledge of yourself, both in the present moment and in the context of your life history. We will identify and utilize your existing strengths and resilience to help address life concerns, provide clarity about parts of yourself that could benefit from greater attention and development, and improve your ability to feel comfortable identifying and coping with challenging emotional situations.


Specialties

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

LGBTQIA topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges

Sex therapy and sexual health - Addressing emotional, physical, and biological concerns related to sexual intimacy and functioning; education and skill building around topics such as erectile dysfunction, orgasms, low libido, shame, and history of abuse; improving communication to realize a fulfilling sex life

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Allana Stark is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $250 (45min)
  • Initial session: $250 (45min)
  • Couples sessions: $250 (60min)
  • EMDR session: $250 (60min)
  • Mediation: $250 (60min)

Therapist's note

Allana can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.


Location(s)

Midtown East practice
122 East 42nd Street, Suite 2705, New York, NY 10168
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8:45am-8:00pm
  • Tue 8:45am-8:00pm
  • Wed 8:45am-8:00pm
  • Thu 8:45am-8:00pm
  • Fri 8:45am-8:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Florida)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8:45am-8:00pm
  • Tue 8:45am-8:00pm
  • Wed 8:45am-8:00pm
  • Thu 8:45am-8:00pm
  • Fri 8:45am-8:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8:45am-8:00pm
  • Tue 8:45am-8:00pm
  • Wed 8:45am-8:00pm
  • Thu 8:45am-8:00pm
  • Fri 8:45am-8:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2019 - Present
Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy, 2016 - Present
National Institute for the Psychotherapies, 2018 - 2019
National Institute for the Psychotherapies, 2015 - 2016
Safe Horizon, 2014 - 2015

Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy, Four Year Analytic Training, 2020
Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy, LGBTQ+ Clinical Practice, Certificate, 2019
National Institute for the Psychotherapies, Integrative Trauma Studies, Certificate, 2018
EMDRIA, EMDR I & II, Certificate, 2018
University of Denver, Certificate in Animals & Human Health, 2017
Association for Pet Loss & Bereavement, Grief Counselor Certification, 2017
New York University, Certificates in Advanced Clinical Social Work, Advanced Diagnosis and Assessment, 2017
New York University, MSW, 2016
University of Michigan, JD, 1995
Wellesley College, AB, 1992


Languages

English