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Alayna Dorfman standing outside therapy office in st. petersburg, fl, holistic therapist, counseling for anxiety symptoms

Alayna Dorfman


Pronouns: She / Her / Hers

StrengthsFinder Top 5 Strengths: 

  1. Input

  2. Empathy

  3. Ideation

  4. Relator

  5. Harmony

Alayna's Story

Hey, I’m Alayna!

I am originally from Woodstock, Georgia, but decided to take a leap of faith and move to St. Petersburg on my own. This courageous move wasn’t something that surprised my friends and family, as they’ve always said, “Alayna, you’re a go-getter.”


Although I am proud of this bold change in my life, I’ve had to learn how to cope with the side effects of starting a new chapter completely on my own. It’s been an enriching experience and being able to write about the whole journey has been extremely therapeutic. I feel like being able to write it all out - the good, the bad, and the ugly - has left me feeling whole and provided a peace of mind. Not only have I gained this new level of tranquility, but I’ve also regained a passion for writing.


Other strategies that I have found helpful while coping with drastic life changes have been practicing breathing techniques when feeling overwhelmed, listening to what my mind and body need, and playing calm music. 


And now my passion for writing will be expressed in my role at BYBS - as the company's lead content creator I am in charge of all of the educational content that we provide for you to enjoy.


I am extremely excited for this valuable opportunity, as it allows me to work in the field of psychology for the first time while doing something that I naturally love doing. As an undergraduate student who’s working towards a psychology degree, I knew it was important to gain exposure in the therapy world to confirm it is a good fit for me (spoiler alert: it is) since it is my desired occupation,


I chose to work with BYBS because I saw how tight-knit and uplifting the staff is here. I l also loved the concept of holistic therapy and wanted to learn more about it for myself. Plus, it’s located in downtown St. Petersburg, my favorite area!


As a new member to the team, I hope to create engaging blog posts that you enjoy and find helpful. Please don't hesitate to reach out if there is something specific that you would like to learn about - I am here to help! 

Alayna Dorfman standing outside therapy office in st. petersburg, fl, holistic therapist, counseling for anxiety symptoms


We are honored to be part of your holistic mental health journey and look forward to the opportunity to work with you!

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