Last edited 08/30/2023

Alanna Villanueva LCSW

VerifiedOffers Online Therapy
Not Accepting New ClientsAccepts Insurance
Headshot of Alanna Villanueva Licensed Clinical Social Worker

General Office Hours

In Eastern Time


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What does a first session with you look like?

The first session with me is a lot of "tell me more about that," because I need to get to know what's going on and how I can help. If it is your first time in therapy, we will take a moment to acknowledge that process and I can guide our discussion more. I will encourage you to ask the questions and be honest if I am a good fit for you, and if I am not that is ok and I will support you in finding more of what you do need. In the following session, we'll make a game plan, more specific about goals and action steps, along with how we're going to get there. Then after we have been working together for a couple of months, we will check in about progress, what is working, going well, and what needs to change for improved progress.

What is your style/approach to therapy?

I am going to meet you where you are first and foremost. While doing that, we will practice a strengths-based approach that is client-centered and identifies the strengths within ourselves. Then regarding behaviors, we will look into health behavior change models and stages of change. We will also look at systems theory, how the systems around you affect who you are and how you behave. An important modality is narrative therapy which is about how you see your story and how it can change moving forward. Additionally, with clients that have challenges with their relationship with food, we will explore principles of intuitive eating and honoring your body. With clients that are experiencing struggles with their faith, we can incorporate the Bible and prayer into our work together.


Eating disorders

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Coping Skills


General Expertise



Spirituality & religion based issues

Women's issues

In-Network Insurance


UnitedHealthCare (UHC)


Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Adolescents (13-17)


  • California, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW105873


California Baptist College

Online Therapy

Frequently Asked Questions About Alanna Villanueva, LCSW

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Alanna Villanueva, LCSW, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Alanna Villanueva accepting new clients?

No, Alanna Villanueva is not accepting new clients at this time.

Does Alanna Villanueva accept insurance?

Yes, Alanna Villanueva accepts insurance, including Cigna and UnitedHealthCare (UHC).

Does Alanna Villanueva offer in-person appointments?

No, but people in California can book Alanna Villanueva for virtual appointments (teletherapy).

Does Alanna Villanueva offer online therapy?

Yes, Alanna Villanueva offers online therapy via video sessions to people in California.

How quickly can I see Alanna Villanueva?

Alanna Villanueva typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current availability and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Alanna Villanueva speak?

Alanna Villanueva conducts therapy sessions in English.