I am licensed in California with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients of all ages and walk of life. I have assisted clients in their journey with coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & coping with life changes. 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Abandonment, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Body Image, Codependency, Dissociation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family Problems, Guilt and Shame, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: 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
CA LMFT 101247
She’s amazing. I feel so heard and supported. She listens, hears and gives advice and feedback without being pushy or overbearing. I can tell she cares a lot.
Written on Aug 10, 2023 after therapy with Alia for 11 months on issues concerning depression, trauma and abuse, and self esteem
I’ve only worked with Alia once but it was a great start. She was insightful and helpful immediately.
Written on Jun 21, 2023 after therapy with Alia for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching
She was my first match & I'm thankful. She helps me talk through the things that make my voice shake. She doesn't slap labels on what I'm going through. She pushes the conversation towards where it should go. She's helping me regrasp my strength & remember who I am. She is a graceful woman & I am glad to have met her.
Written on Sep 30, 2022 after therapy with Alia for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd