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Therapist in Manhattan Beach, California,
Alana Meixner, LCSW

Provider Type: Therapist

Manages Medications: No, provides therapy only

Provider Gender: Female

Ages Served: 6-64

Appointments: In-office and Telehealth

Therapist in Manhattan Beach, California, Alana Meixner, LCSW

Alana Meixner, LCSW

Everyone goes through bumps, twists, and turns on the road of life. Sometimes life gets a little harder and you look for something more to help you manage. I can work with you to help you navigate what life throws at you, whether it be stress at work, problems with dating, making and maintaining friendships and relationships, managing behaviors of children and adolescents, or simply adapting to transitions of life. Working together we can help you find just the right balance in your life. I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) with 15 years of experience providing individual and family psychotherapy to children, adolescents, adults, and families. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Family and Human Services from the University of Oregon, earned my Master’s Degree in Social Work from Columbia University in NYC, and earned a Postgraduate Certificate in Forensic Psychology from John Jay College in New York City.

I have extensive experience in trauma-focused therapies, grief and loss, psychodynamic therapy, interpersonal therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, play therapy, and family therapy. Because of these experiences, I have a wide knowledge base of what treatments work well with not only symptoms but the patient as a whole. My experience with children and families include the foster care populations, those who have been diagnosed with behavioral disorders such as ADHD and Oppositional Defiant Disorders and even children who don’t quite fit in a diagnostic category. I understand that parenting is no walk in the park, and sometimes, some extra support and assistance may be helpful. My individual client base includes those who have been diagnosed with depression, anxiety, or have experienced trauma or victimization in any way. I specialize in both long-term and short-term treatment and will work collaboratively with you to determine what would be the right fit for your needs.


Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross of CA
  • Blue Shield of CA
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Magellan
  • MHN
  • Optum


  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Parenting Skills


  • English



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