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Alena Y. N. Gittens
Alena Y. N. Gittens
Psychologist, PhD
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Alena Y. N. Gittens

Psychologist, PhD (she, her)

Verified by Psychology Today Verified by Psychology Today
1 Endorsed
Foster City, CA 94404
Let's Connect (650) 337-3783
Sometimes in life we get overwhelmed, feel stuck, and hopeless. Sometimes it can feel as though things keep piling up against us and it can be hard to feel complete. Some people may experience this emotionally, others more physically. Different things trigger these responses in us and make it hard for us to thrive. Whether it is the pandemic, trauma, depression, anxiety, family or relational conflict, self-esteem issues, racial injustice, or grief, having an outlet to make space for this discomfort can help alleviate the pain and move you towards a place of healing.
As a Black, queer, immigrant clinical psychologist I have a deep understanding and appreciation for those who struggle to survive. My clinical training and experiences have focused on individuals with chronic and complex issues. I utilize a trauma-informed integrative strengths-based treatment approach based on various evidenced based practices.
It would be an honor and a joy to help you on your journey. Feel free to contact me here through psychology today or use my practice’s secure website to book an initial consult with me today. I look forward to speaking with you soon!
Call or Alena Y. N. Gittens now for a free 15 minute consultation - (650) 337-3783

My Practice at a Glance

Available online only

My Healing Space LLC

Foster City, CA 94404

(650) 337-3783
I specialize in Trauma and PTSD, Bipolar Disorder and Depression 
$325 Per Session, I accept insurance 
Individual one-on-one therapy 
Let's Connect (650) 337-3783

My Practice at a Glance

Available online only

My Healing Space LLC

Foster City, CA 94404

(650) 337-3783
I specialize in Trauma and PTSD, Bipolar Disorder and Depression 
$325 Per Session, I accept insurance 
Individual one-on-one therapy 

Finances

Fees

  • Individual Sessions $325
  • Pay by American Express, Cash, Discover, Mastercard, Venmo, Visa

Insurance

  • Optum
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford
  • UMR
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
  • Out of Network
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I use Alma to help with in-network billing and insurance claims. I can provide SuperBills for all out-of-network sessions.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (650) 337-3783
Alena Y. N. Gittens
Psychologist, PhD
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I use Alma to help with in-network billing and insurance claims. I can provide SuperBills for all out-of-network sessions.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (650) 337-3783
Alena Y. N. Gittens
Psychologist, PhD

Qualifications

  • Verified by Psychology Today Licensed by State of California / PSY32166 Alena Y. N. Gittens
Feel free to ask about qualifications and training experience. or (650) 337-3783
Alena Y. N. Gittens
Psychologist, PhD
Feel free to ask about qualifications and training experience. or (650) 337-3783
Alena Y. N. Gittens
Psychologist, PhD

Specialties and Expertise

Top Specialties

  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression

Expertise

  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Bisexual
  • Borderline Personality (BPD)
  • Career Counseling
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coping Skills
  • Dissociative Disorders (DID)
  • Divorce
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Lesbian
  • LGBTQ+
  • Life Transitions
  • Mood Disorders
  • Peer Relationships
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Transgender
  • Women's Issues
Do these issues align with your needs? or (650) 337-3783
Alena Y. N. Gittens
Psychologist, PhD
Do these issues align with your needs? or (650) 337-3783
Alena Y. N. Gittens
Psychologist, PhD

Endorsement

Dr. Rosemary Puerto
Dr. Rosemary Puerto
PsychologistPsyD
Dr. Gittens has a special way of connecting with patients of all different backgrounds. She is a responsive, empathetic, and relatable provider.

Client Focus

Age

Adults

Participants

Individuals

Communities

Bisexual Allied
Body Positivity
Deaf Allied
Gay Allied
HIV / AIDS Allied
Intersex Allied
Lesbian Allied
Non-Binary Allied
Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
Queer Allied
Racial Justice Allied
Sex Worker Allied
Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
Single Mother
Transgender Allied

Ethnicity

Black and African American

Age

Adults

Participants

Individuals

Communities

Bisexual Allied
Body Positivity
Deaf Allied
Gay Allied
HIV / AIDS Allied
Intersex Allied
Lesbian Allied
Non-Binary Allied
Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
Queer Allied
Racial Justice Allied
Sex Worker Allied
Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
Single Mother
Transgender Allied

Ethnicity

Black and African American

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Feminist
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Positive Psychology
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Ask about what different forms of therapy will be like. or (650) 337-3783
Alena Y. N. Gittens
Psychologist, PhD
Ask about what different forms of therapy will be like. or (650) 337-3783
Alena Y. N. Gittens
Psychologist, PhD

Location

Primary Location

My Healing Space LLC

Foster City, CA 94404

(650) 337-3783
Call for a free consultation now - (650) 337-3783
Alena Y. N. Gittens
Psychologist, PhD
Call for a free consultation now - (650) 337-3783
Alena Y. N. Gittens
Psychologist, PhD
Last Modified: 16 Jul 2023