Alena Hrabcakova, MA, ATR, NNTT
Alena Hrabcakova is a graduate of the MTP Program class of 2011, part of the Serpent Sisters Tribe. Currently Alena is in Columbus, Ohio to help care for her aging parents. She spent one year in Northern California after living and serving for 7 years at Red Lake Nation Reservation in Northern Minnesota. In 2005 a shooting happened at the High School where ten lives were taken, the second worst shooting in the United States outside of Columbine. Alena is an art therapist with a psychoanalytic approach; she is also a writer, artist, and poet and was trained as a Medicine Woman by traditional Ojibwa women and by her Slovakian Grandmother.
Alena has worked over 20 years with adolescents at risk, PTSD youth and families, in Suicide Prevention with some hospice work and more. She has taught at Ohio State University and Columbus College of Art and Design. Alena is certified through the University of Montana as a National Native Trauma Therapist, and studied at Leech Lake College, which is Ojibwa, to learn how to be a therapist from that perspective. Alena’s practice is based on narrative therapy, medicines if needed, and being a soul midwife to one’s story.