Alanna Burke-Sindlinger, ATR, LMHC
Alanna is the art therapist at Life Healing Center, facilitating the art therapy groups as part of the core curriculum. Alanna also facilitates the grief group and is a primary therapist. Alanna’s undergraduate training is in studio art and psychology. She then went on to receive her Masters in Art Therapy and Counseling at Southwestern College in Santa Fe, NM. Creative expression has been a life-long passion and vital part of her own journey of self-discovery and deep inner knowing. She is passionate about art therapy and its healing potential.
The curriculum at Southwestern College is geared towards transforming one’s consciousness and awareness to step into our true essence and authenticity. Alanna approaches therapy in this way, bringing clients closer to themselves-inviting them to explore and get to know every dark corner and bright horizon of their psyche. Often times this is a practice that is developed through mindfulness and creative processes. Her theoretical orientation is person-centered, transpersonal and rooted in Depth Psychology and Jungian Analytical theories. In addition, she enjoys using the Internal Family Systems Model in helping clients develop a healthy relationship to themselves and begin a healing journey from deep attachment wounding and early childhood trauma.
Alanna’s specialty areas include working with trauma and addiction, grief, attachment issues, intimacy issues and strengthening relationship to self. She uses mindfulness and earth-based practices whenever possible and also brings music and movement into her work as an expressive art therapist. Alanna focuses on holistic healing, emphasizing the exploration and acknowledgement of the whole person- mental, spiritual, physical and emotional.