I am a licensed clinical social worker in the State of New Mexico with 4 years of experience working with individuals and families. My areas of specialty are depression, stress and anxiety, trauma, and parenting issues. I have also worked with clients who have experienced: low motivation, low self-esteem, low confidence, addictions, grief and loss, anger, and family or relationship issues.
My counseling style is client-centered utilizing evidenced-based interventions. I am a certified Multi-Systemic Therapist (MST), and I am trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). I utilize a systems perspective to conceptualize a client's needs, creating a complete picture of how to address a client's presenting concerns. I incorporate a trauma-informed and strengths-based approach with shame-resilience principles to build and strengthen one's self-efficacy. I value the importance of a judgment free atmosphere and building a strong therapeutic alliance in order to help my clients reach their goals. I practice active listening and enjoy assisting others in deepening their own self-awareness. I will structure my sessions to meet your specific needs.
On a personal note, I am a former professional cyclist, triathlete, and ultra runner. I am currently a competitive weight lifter and an expecting momma-to-be. I am looking forward to the challenge of becoming a parent myself, after so many years of working with families in my social work practice.
I understand seeking help for personal struggles is difficult and recognize the courage it takes to reach out. Change is not always easy, but I am here to help you every step of the way. Are you ready to walk through life's challenges and feel empowered to live a more fulfilling life? If so, then contact me and let's get to work!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Parenting issues
I also have experience in Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder
LCSW #C-09898 (Expires: 2020-07-31)
Best decision I made on BH was to go with Alisha as my counselor! I wanted someone with a 'no frills' approach to problems/challenges, and can provide practical solutions. Unlike other therapists (and I've been through a few), working with Alisha I feel I have clear goals and objectives to aim for and her responses are clearly well thought out and actionable. Very practical advice that I applied and saw results in my life with. 5 star experience. Look forward to working with her in the future again. Thanks, Alisha!
I was assigned a different counsellor but chose Alisha because I preferred her profile. It was a good call because over the past 2 months she had helped me deal with issues that have been bottled up for 45 years. Her gentle, probing questions made me think and I've applied the exercises she has taught me. It is not hyperbole to say she has changed my life.
Alisha has been absolutely wonderful to process through a lot of life changing and challenging events. Alisha tailors information to my preferred learning and processing style. When I talk with Alisha it truly feels like a conversation, making the process for a therapy newbie so easy. I highly recommend Alisha.
She really listens to everything I say. She responds to each question and concern I have. She also offers lots of good suggestions on how to deal with my anxiety.
Alisha was wonderful. She has a lot of expertise and knows how to get to the bottom of what is causing the issues that are occurring for you. She will treat you and your issues with respect and allow you to speak as much or as little as you like. She will find the best ways to tackle the issues at hand and will also allow you to be the judge of which one fits your needs most. Making the decision to come to this website to better my mental health took a lot of courage on my part and Alisha definitely reinforced my judgement with the amount of attention and care she showed throughout the duration of the counseling services. Thanks Alisha!
Alisha is patient, kind, and very thoughtful. She always knows exactly what's at the root of any issue I bring up and knows how to address them in healthy ways that actually work. Communication with her was always a breeze. I highly recommend Alisha. She will put in the time and effort to help you and encourage you to do the same for yourself no matter what.
Alisha is a wonderful, open-minded, positive soul that is a great listener and has taught me to cope with circumstances in more constructive ways. What I have learned I use daily and it has created a big change in my life.
Alisha is so sweet and nice. She is very understanding and gives me the best advice to help get through my struggles. She is very good with her words and the way she explains things. I'm very thankful to have a counselor like her!!
Alisha has been very supportive and gives me actionable insights and activities. This is my first time reaching out for support and I am so happy I did! The medium has also worked well for me - more of an ongoing conversation via chat than a once weekly session. It allows me to do more self reflection and get faster feedback. She’s helped me realize a lot of things I could not get to just by reading books or reflecting on my own She’s super welcoming too!