Alana Baum

Intern

Alana comes to Walnut with a background in human sexuality education and sex therapy. They are deeply grounded in strengths-based work and believe people are the experts of their own bodies and experiences. She brings affirmation, sturdiness, and play to the therapy space. As an artist, Alana believes creativity can be a powerful tool to reauthor our narratives and access our resilience. She strives to create healing connections with her clients, sustained by self-awareness and curiosity.

 

As a non-binary clinician, Alana is excited to work with clients of all genders, on all journeys. They enjoy working with people whose identities include kink, non-monogamy, asexuality, and many others that transcend definition. Alana is also a newly trained End-of-Life Doula who wants to accompany people as they reckon with mortality or move through grief. They seek to meet clients where they’re at, practicing with an intersectional lens that centers disability justice and racial justice. Alana is very conscious of how power operates within and beyond the therapeutic space and about the role that systems of oppression play in people’s struggles. They hope to support clients in resourcing themselves within their unique lives.


pronouns: she and they

Education and Training

MSW Candidate • Widener University

BA • Peace and Conflict Studies • University of California, Berkeley

Areas of Focus

 

Sexuality, grief, gender, anxiety

Theoretical Orientation

  • Client-centered

  • Strengths-based

  • Attachment-based

  • Anti-oppressive

  • Narrative

  • Relational-cultural