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.
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
Allana Stark is not in-network with any insurances.
Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.
Allana can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.
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