Meet Alana

Alana Van Zanten
Behavioral Therapist

About

Alana is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC), a Licensed Advanced Alcohol Drug Counselor Supervisor (LAADC-S), an Advanced Certified Relapse Prevention Specialist (ACRPS), and a behavioral therapist at Brightline. 

Alana lives in Kings Beach, California, and enjoys snowboarding, hiking, camping, and swimming in Lake Tahoe.

Alana has a passion for working with young people. SInce 2013, she has held a variety of positions working with children, adolescents, and their families. Most recently, she provided individual and family therapy, psychoeducational classes, and process groups for families facing addiction, high-risk behaviors, emotional dysregulation, and suicidal ideation or attempted suicide. 

Alana has witnessed the power of supportive therapy, and how it can facilitate healing for young people and their caregivers. She feels incredibly honored to work with clients as they walk the path toward healing and building the life they desire.

Alana has a Master of Science degree in Clinical Psychology from San Jose State University.

The Fun Stuff

Random thing about you? I love photography and being out in nature.

Perfect Saturday? Snowboarding on a powder bluebird day, followed by a great meal and hot tub! 

Funny family memory? On a family trip to Alaska, my now 90-year-old grandmother was the first to jump off of a rope swing at the end of a long hike. She earned the title, “The Leader of the Ladies,” which was an apt descriptor as she remains the matriarch of our family.