About

Jana L. Serna, LCSW, MAC

Jana is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who also holds certification as a Master Addiction Counselor. She has completed significant post graduate training including certification in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing), Progressive Counting, as well as training in substance use disorders. Jana draws from numerous therapeutic models including Internal Family Systems (IFS), ego states, somatic and attachment based theories, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). She specializes in working with adolescents and adults who have experienced traumatic events and traumatic childhoods.

Jana earned her Bachelor’s degree at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia. Upon graduation she entered the advanced standing program of social work at the University of Georgia. She obtained a Master’s in clinical social work in 2010. Jana has been in private practice for 5 years. Prior to private practice she held positions at an intensive outpatient program for substance use disorders, a school system, a foster care and adoption agency, and a community service board (CSB) as a crisis interventionist.

When Jana is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends as well as engaging in artistic and mindfulness practices. She enjoys being of service to her community and to those suffering with the disease of alcoholism and addiction. Jana believes in being a student of life. She continues to enhance her therapeutic skills through training and consultation. Jana also believes in what she does and engages in her own therapy.

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