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Allana Stark

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
New JerseyFloridaNew York
Trauma-LGBTQIA topics-Anxiety-Depression-Artists' mental health-Life Meaning & Purpose and Self-Doubt or Shame Barriers-

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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.

Work and Education

Private Practice
Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy, Co-Director, Adult Treatment (7/2022 to present); Executive Committee Member, Supervisor, Faculty, Psychotherapy Center for Gender & Sexuality (2017-present); Supervisor, Faculty, Trauma Division (2022-present)
National Institute for the Psychotherapies
National Institute for the Psychotherapies
Safe Horizon

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


New York: 088779 - Florida: TPSW42 - New Jersey: 44SC06093300




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

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

Artists' mental health - Understanding of highly creative minds; goal setting related to the artistic and creative process; support finding meaningful balance in one’s life

Life Meaning & Purpose and Self-Doubt or Shame Barriers - Helping clients identify values, how they find and make meaning in their lives, as well as ways in which self-doubt, shame, guilt and negative experiences can block them from believing it is possible to live a good life as they define it and that they deserve to do so


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

Locations & Hours


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

  • Individual sessions:$275 (45min)
  • Sliding scale:$175 - $275
  • Initial session:$275 (45min)
  • Couples sessions:$350 (60min)
  • EMDR session$300 (60min)
  • Mediation$350 (60min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Credit Card
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Multiple times a week
Therapist's note

Individual Fee: $250-$300