Alane J. Anthony, Psy.D., NCSP
Dr. Anthony is a post-doctoral fellow at Guada Psychological Services. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from Xavier University of Louisiana. She earned her education specialist degree and doctorate in school psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Dr. Anthony recently completed her pre- doctoral internship at St. Raphael Counseling in Englewood, Colorado.
Dr. Anthony is a doctoral-level nationally certified and state-licensed school psychologist who is passionate about helping children, adolescents, adults, and families push past life’s disappointments and embrace their bright futures. She is inspired and motivated to help children, adolescents, adults, and families to address academic, behavioral, and social-emotional concerns to achieve positive outcomes. She has experience and training working in childcare centers, schools and private practice settings with knowledge in school-related concerns, social- emotional learning, parent coaching, self-care, cultural diversity, spirituality, women’s issues, and psychological testing and evaluations. Her clinical assessments interests include academic, behavioral, social-emotional, gifted and talented, neurodevelopmental, mood, and trauma across the lifespan. Dr. Anthony’s dissertation also focused on social-emotional learning with African American students.
As a Hurricane Katrina survivor, Dr. Anthony is passionate about addressing concerns for anxiety, depression, discrimination, racial identity, and trauma. Dr. Anthony’s faith system is that she not only believes there is a higher power, which is God, but she also is very spiritual and strive to be motivational to others personally and professionally. My faith system adds to my clinical practice because I believe in helping children, adolescents, adults, and families reach their highest potential and that they can do anything through Christ who strengthens them.
What motivated me to pursue a career as a psychologist?
I was motivated to pursue a career as a psychologist because of three significant reasons. The first reason was due to the pain I experienced as an adolescent with the natural disaster of Hurricane Katrina. That experience revealed to me that I did not want anyone to ever have to go through their pain alone or in silence as I did during that time in my life. Second, I have always been intrigued to answer the question “why?”. Third, as a person of color, I know it can be challenging to express how you feel when you feel that you do not have a voice. Overall, I chose to be a psychologist to help individuals cope with their pain, understand their purpose, and to advocate for all people, but especially people of color who may feel as if they do not have a voice.