As a therapist, I can understand the anxiety and fear surrounding your decision to seek therapy for yourself. I would like to partner with you as you navigate your world.
As a therapist, I provide an eclectic approach to counseling, with a belief that in order to understand the present, one must understand his or her past. I operate from a strengths-based perspective because I believe both children and adults are resilient and given the right tools, can solve their own problems.
In addition to various mental health issues and concerns, I have an understanding of adoption and foster care, multi cultural families and how that impacts one's identity. The 'Who am I and where do I come from?' is an important question that we all ask ourselves. I've received specialized training and certification as an Adoption Competent Therapist through The Center for Adoption Support and Education, located in Burtonsville, MD. I want to make sure I meet your needs.
Are you questioning whether or not I would be a good fit? Here are some things to consider:
If you're looking for a therapist to be empathetic, warm, encouraging, but direct, we might be a good fit.
If you're looking for a therapist who respects your time, as well as, expects the same, we might be a good fit.
If you're looking for a therapist you can laugh or cry with, but yet be supportive, we might be a good fit.
If you're looking for a therapist to hold space, but yet at the same time help you identify solutions to your real world problems and concerns, we might be a good fit.
If you're looking to dig in and actually do "the work", we might be a good fit.
If this sounds and is something that resonates with you, please make sure you message me directly regarding availability.
I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
WI LPC 6315-125
She is a great fit for me. Has actionable feedback, listens well
Written on Jan 12, 2024 after therapy with Alissa for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and adhd
Alissa is a very understanding and incredible therapist, I’d recommend her to anyone!
Written on Jan 03, 2024 after therapy with Alissa for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Alissa is amazing. She is super personable and easy to talk to. She also gives great and realistic suggestions. I strongly suggest her to anyone seeking therapy!
Written on Nov 30, 2023 after therapy with Alissa for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and compassion fatigue
She is very easy to open up to.
Written on Oct 12, 2023 after therapy with Alissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem
Alissa is compassionate, attentive, and helpful. I highly recommend her in general, but especially in regards to blended and adopted families.
Written on Oct 11, 2023 after therapy with Alissa for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and intimacy-related issues
Alissa has been been the most honest and real person I’ve spoken to. She’s definitely helped put things into perspective when I couldn't do it on my own. Every sessions leaves me feeling empowered and lighter thanks to her. Now, I strive to be a better version of myself, to achieve mastery of the self and to feel all my emotions. I’m grateful to have met her and I would highly recommend her to anyone I know that needs someone to talk to.
Written on Aug 07, 2023 after therapy with Alissa for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and adhd