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Alana Dunn-Veloz, LMFT

Alana Dunn-Veloz, LMFT


Licensed in CA #46090
Insurances Accepted: Aetna, Cigna/Evernorth, Anthem Blue Cross
As your guide, we will create a plan unique to your needs

My Therapy Style

My clients describe me as warm, compassionate, and mind-body-focused. I am trained in several approaches that can create new insights about your feelings and behaviors. My approach is very pragmatic. I won’t just sit and listen. I understand the terrain of the mind and how to help it change. As your guide, we will create a plan unique to your needs. I treat a wide array of issues and trauma with some of the newest mind-body technologies such as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), which retrains your brain, and cognitive behavioral therapy where you will learn to replace unhealthy thoughts with constructive alternatives.

Education & Training

MA - Counseling, National University

Get to Know Me

Why did you become a mental health professional?

Experiencing childhood trauma catapulted me into the therapy world and I knew that I needed and wanted to help others the way I was helped. Going through therapy was healing and transformative.

What are your interests outside of work?

Spending time with my family is my primary interest. With 3 children in extracurricular activities, I stay busy and love seeing them grow. I also enjoy reading, cooking, camping, and Pilates.

What is one thing you do daily that supports your well-being?

Guided meditations are my go-to. I love being able to select the topic, whether it's something I am struggling with at the moment or an area of personal growth.

What book have you read more than once?

Wherever You Go, There You Are. Mindfulness at its core.

Favorite organization/non-profit?

EMDRIA is my favorite organization because it covers all things EMDR.

How do you recharge?

Alone time, baths, and massages.

Do you have any pets?

I have two dogs and when Nutmeg was young he would always try to escape when someone came to the door. There are many escape stories and all our neighbors know and love Nutmeg.