Alisha Edmiston

(MSW, LCSW)

About Me

I am a licensed clinical social worker in the State of New Mexico with 5 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 a Crossfit Level 1 trainer, and I do Crossfit as well as Olympic weight lifting. I am a new mom to little Ella, and I am enjoying the adjustment to motherhood. After so many years of working with families in my social work practice, it is rewarding to become a parent myself.

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!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Parenting issues
  • Depression

I also have experience in Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder

Years of Experience: 5

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #C-09898 (Expires: 2020-07-31)


Reviews

Written by E.M. on Oct 30, 2019 after counseling with Alisha for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Alisha has been a terrific help even though we've only been working together for a short time. She is willing to talk to me on the phone and she always gives me actionable "homework" for the coming week. She checks in with me regularly and responds promptly to my messages. Finding her has been a huge relief and I feel very fortunate to have such a knowledgeable and empathetic ear.

Written by M.A. on Sep 27, 2019 after counseling with Alisha for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

Alisha Edmiston helped me a lot. With her support, I managed to change a few crucial things in my life habits and that significantly improved my life. Thanks to Alisha, it's been now more than a year that I feel happy and successful.

Written by T.I. on Sep 20, 2019 after counseling with Alisha for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Alisha helps me find my way through difficult challenges, providing insight and perspective, while providing me a safe space that allows me to find my own best path.

Written by G.E. on Sep 11, 2019 after counseling with Alisha for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and anger management

Alisha is great, she’s really helped me through this tough time in my life and with my anger issues. She understands me and knows how to make me feel better. She’s great!

Written by E.M. on Aug 15, 2019 after counseling with Alisha for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse

Alisha has helped massively in the short time she has been working with me. She’s helped me to challenge myself and my way of thinking and allowed me to dig a little deeper. She has helped me think more of myself and see things more positively. I’d recommend Alisha to anyone, it’s like having a pen pal!

Written by E.R. on Aug 08, 2019 after counseling with Alisha for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Alisha listens to me and pushes me to do better.

Written by M.I. on Apr 30, 2019 after counseling with Alisha for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Alisha is honestly amazing. She is the perfect mixture of an educated professional, and a friend. She is extremely attentive, always knows what's going on, and what to say. Not only that, but she often tends to try to get you to answer your own questions, through helping you dig deep inside yourself. This is always done in a super natural way. Honestly I would recommend everyone to sign up with her

Written by C.H. on Mar 17, 2019 after counseling with Alisha for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Alisha is the sweetest person. I'm so thankful to have her as my counsellor. She's been with me through some very rough times. I don't know what I'd have done without her help!

Written by M.I. on Oct 04, 2018 after counseling with Alisha for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, and career difficulties

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!

Written by M.A. on Oct 04, 2018 after counseling with Alisha for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

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.

Written by K.A. on Sep 08, 2018 after counseling with Alisha for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, and career

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.

Written by D.Y. on Aug 14, 2018 after counseling with Alisha for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

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!

Written by N.O. on Aug 10, 2018 after counseling with Alisha for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship, grief, intimacy-related, and self esteem

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.

Written by R.O. on Jul 25, 2018 after counseling with Alisha for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

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.

Written by M.I. on Jul 16, 2018 after counseling with Alisha for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family, grief, and self esteem

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!!

Written by A.L. on Jun 05, 2018 after counseling with Alisha for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship

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!