I am licensed in California & Ohio with 14 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & coping with grief and loss.
My therapeutic orientation/expertise is cognitive behavioral therapy and psychodynamic and systems. I enjoy working with the family, as well as with the individual client to provide a holistic approach to care.
I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!
Additional areas of focus: Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Adoption and Foster Care, Blended Family Issues, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Divorce and Separation, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
OH LISW I.2002204
CA LCSW LCSW84401
Alaina has been such an incredible support in my therapy experience and healing. She listens, provides guidance and has expert knowledge on many subjects. Thank you so much Alaina!
Written on Aug 15, 2023 after therapy with Alaina for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching
Alaina has provided a environment a judgment free zone where I feel like can express myself. She is an excellent listener and makes me feel heard. Furthermore, she has done great job providing tools and methodologies to help me reframe my prospective.
Written on Mar 14, 2023 after therapy with Alaina for 6 months on issues concerning depression, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and adhd
She is amazing, she listens and even if she is telling me things I need to work on she is supportive. She has taught me that therapy isn't always going to favor you and sometimes looking in the mirror is hard but the benefits are amazing
Written on Mar 03, 2023 after therapy with Alaina for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
I love Alaina, I feel like we could talk for hours. She holds me accountable with love and grace while providing solid thoughts and ideas to help me in my journey.
Written on Feb 16, 2023 after therapy with Alaina for 2 months on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, and intimacy-related issues
The first appointment I had Alaina made me feel comfortable enough to open up and work on my situations. I left with a lot to think and reevaluate that I had no idea I had buried away .
Written on Jan 31, 2023 after therapy with Alaina for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and compassion fatigue
Alaina is very knowledgeable in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She is very understanding and positive and has helped me out a lot! It has been life changing.
Written on Dec 08, 2022 after therapy with Alaina for 3 weeks