Alana earned her Master of Science Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Evangel University and is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Missouri. In addition to her work at Gateway Counseling Center, she is a Marriage Intensive Therapist at Focus on the Family Marriage Institute in Branson, Missouri. Alana is trained in EMDR, an evidence-based approach to treating trauma. EMDR is also used to treat a variety of other mental health concerns and symptoms. Alana’s areas of expertise include complex trauma, PTSD, anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, and marital distress. She considers it an honor to be able to walk alongside individuals in the counseling process who are hurting, struggling, or simply wanting to make improvements in their lives.