I am here to support you with the challenges that you are experiencing at this time. I will guide you through the use of cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness techniques, dialectical behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing and other creative approaches that I gained in my Counseling and Art Therapy graduate program at University of Illinois at Chicago. For over 15 years I have worked with families and adults individually and in groups in a variety of settings; including day treatment and residential treatment programs, a children's hospital, corrections, community mental health, schools and home-based treatment. I provide trauma-informed care and address issues surrounding anxiety, depression, grief and loss, relationships, parenting, life transitions, domestic abuse and healthy coping skills. I am client-centered and strengths-based and aim to guide my clients to empower themselves to reach their full potential in their own lives.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
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I have appreciated Alisa and how she has and is helping me put back the pieces. I have been dealing with a death in the family; Alisa is understanding and patience with me and my situation.
Written on Apr 11, 2023 after therapy with Alisa for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and career difficulties
Alisa is incredibly caring. She is attentive and provides support and advice on the various topics I discuss with her. I look forward to talking with her every week. I highly recommend her.
Written on Feb 06, 2023 after therapy with Alisa for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Alisa is a great listener. She is quick to understand a situation and relate it back in more helpful terms or with more healthy framing. After sessions with Alisa I feel that I am more self-compassionate, more open, and more confident about tackling challenges in my week.
Written on Jan 24, 2023 after therapy with Alisa for 2 weeks on issues concerning trauma and abuse, and grief
Alisa continues to be such an amazing resource for me as I navigate my life. She is so caring and thoughtful and I always leave therapy feeling so thankful for her.
Written on Jan 18, 2023 after therapy with Alisa for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd
I am pleased and impressed with Alisa’s expertise and knowledge. She is kind, caring and perceptive. I would recommend her to my friends, family and colleagues.
Written on Sep 08, 2022 after therapy with Alisa for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, sleeping disorders, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Always helpful and understanding.
Written on Jul 19, 2022 after therapy with Alisa for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, relationship issues, coping with life changes, adhd, anger management, and intimacy-related issues