I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC-S) with 10 years of counseling and training experience, licensed in Mississippi. I have experience helping adults, couples, and families, from diverse backgrounds and with a wide variety of problems. However, the focus of my work is behavioral health and co-occurring mental health concerns and substance use problems. I am trained in a myriad of evidenced based techniques and adapt my approach to fit the needs of the individual with whom I am working. My passion is helping a person attain their personal goals and improve their quality of life. I tend to integrate person centered approaches, motivational enhancement, cognitive behavioral treatment, acceptance and commitment treatment, mindfulness practices, and meditation to achieve a tailored set of interventions for achieving significant and sustainable change. I am skilled in helping with mood problems, anxiety , relationship concerns, addictions, trauma and abuse, phase of life problems, vocational concerns, identity issues, and personality disorders. Together we may: 1) identify and challenge negative patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaving; 2) learn to let go of shame, guilt, & anger associated with trauma or complicated grief; 3) replace old patterns with new patterns through developing healthy self-care practices; 4) cultivate a personal sense of purpose and connection to self and others. I strive to provide a safe and affirming environment for a person to explore and process their concerns.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Anger management
- Self esteem
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD Read more...
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LPC #2108 (Expires: 2022-06-30)
The time I spent with Alayna was great!!! She’s very open and compassionate... She believed in me and supported me... She was able to help me navigate through all the mess around me... Thank you Alayna
Alayna is fantastic. She offers great advice and great supports. She listens to issues and provides great feedback. Very pleased with everything Alayna has offered me so far
I always feel very good after talking to Alayna, she is very thoughtful and understands how to approach different topics. She knows how to create space to allow someone to express themselves and has a lot of helpful suggestions
Alayna is competent and prepared. She is warm and respectful of me and my feeling. She was quick to pick up on my main concerns and help me
address them quickly.