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Alana Cooperman

Alana Cooperman, LCSW

Senior Social Worker, Anxiety Disorders Center
Child Mind Institute


Dani Berris, Staff Associate

Alana Cooperman, LCSW, is a senior social worker for the Anxiety Disorders Center at the Child Mind Institute. She has extensive experience delivering evidence-based treatment to children and families with a range of anxiety disorders including generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety, selective mutism, and phobias. She also works with individuals with ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, and those struggling with emotion dysregulation. Mrs. Cooperman has provided individual and group therapy to children and adolescents in school settings for over 15 years.

Mrs. Cooperman has received training in cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), functional behavior assessments (FBA), parent-child interaction therapy for selective mutism (PCIT-SM), and exposure and response prevention (ERP). 

Mrs. Cooperman’s experience includes working on a multidisciplinary team, alongside school administrators, teachers, families, and other clinicians, to create student goals and individualized behavior plans. She has led numerous workshops for both teachers and families, teaching strategies to support children struggling with emotion regulation, anger, and anxiety. Mrs. Cooperman also has experience conducting comprehensive family intakes and child and adolescent risk assessments. 

Using a creative, strength-based approach, Mrs. Cooperman is passionate about meeting patients where they are and empowering them to meet their goals by finding their inner strength and confidence. She is committed to supporting children, both individually and in group settings, to increase self-awareness and self-control over anxious feelings, thoughts, and behaviors. 


  • Lead School Social Worker, Harlem Village Academies, New York, New York
  • School Social Worker, Harlem Link Charter School, New York, New York


  • Intern, Counseling In Schools, New York, New York
  • Intern, Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, New York, New York


  • MSW, Fordham University Graduate School of Social Work
  • BA, Psychology, Syracuse University

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