Alena Y. N. Gittens

Psychologist, PhD

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Alena Y. N. Gittens

Psychologist, PhD

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

My Healing Space LLC
Foster City, CA 94404
(650) 337-3783
Offers online therapy
Website

About

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!

Finances

  • Session Fee: $325 per session
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Discover, Mastercard, Venmo, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Cigna and Evernorth
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
  • Out of Network
I use Alma to help with in-network billing and insurance claims. I can provide SuperBills for all out-of-network sessions.
Email me or call (650) 337-3783 with questions.

Qualifications

  • License: California / PSY32166

Location

My Healing Space LLC
Foster City, CA 94404
(650) 337-3783
Offers online therapy
Website
Specialties
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
Issues
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Borderline Personality (BPD)
  • Career Counseling
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Life Transitions
  • Peer Relationships
  • 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
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders (DID)
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychosis
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Black and African American
Age
  • Adults
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
  • Vegan Allied

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
Modality
  • Individuals

Links

My Website

Nearby Areas

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Last Modified: 1 Nov 2022
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Alena Y. N. Gittens

Psychologist, PhD