Hello, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Virginia. I have over 10 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. I have experience supporting individuals and families through difficulties due to separation, grief, loss, depression, and relationship challenges. I have extensive experience working with individuals of all ages who experienced abuse and/or neglect during childhood.
I utilize a strength-based, solution focused approach. You will be in the driver's seat regarding your goals. I will help you see how to capitalize on your strengths in order to feel better and more confident. You've already taken the first step to a better life by seeking support. I look forward to being a part of your journey!
- Relationship issues
- Trauma and abuse
- Parenting issues
I also have experience in Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression
LCSW #0904008562 (Expires: 2019-06-30)
Alissa has a very calm, steady demeanor which is really helpful to me. She is a great listener and shares her measured perspective patiently and freely. She is both compassionate and 'street-smart.
Alissa is an outstanding counselor. I feel very fortunate to have her help. Each time we've talked, no matter how bad I'm feeling, I always come away feeling more hopeful and more happy. Thank you Alissa!
Alissa is great. I had my inhibition about online counseling before joining better help. But in the first session itself, Alissa made me very comfortable and she listens to me so patiently!! It's such a huge relief to find someone who doesn't judge you.
I found BetterHelp at a time in my life where I was so desperate for help and guidance that I was at a crossroads. I decided to look for alternatives to regular counseling or therapy because they are so expensive and I was very lost. When I found this app I have a brief description of myself and my troubles, I was matched with a counselor the same day. Nothing against this lady but she recommended a book to help learn better coping mechanisms for stress and had I not been so far along in depression this would have been a wonderful start. I decided to switch counselors and to give as honest and to the bone description of what I'd been through and how I was having difficulty dealing with my emotions, and again, my desperation. In short, I was looking for someone who would read my bio and know what they were going to really be helping with. It took until the next day to be matched with Alissa. She was thorough and personal, thanked me for being so honest about the vulnerable issues I had described and approached me to consider for help instead of jumping write into therapy. She is very goal oriented, but it's your goals, the personal milestones that she helps to make clear and more achievable than progress for the sake of progress. I had to quit BetterHelp months ago because I couldn't afford it and am in a better place financially but was recently going through a very difficult time, I thought I'd overcome. I reinstated my subscription and messaged Alissa asking if we could talk. She answered me within the hour and we scheduled a video appointment for that same day. The turn around from being able to speak to someone who is knowledgeable and genuinely cares has made a big difference in my life. I'd recommend her and Better Help to anyone who feels they need some guidance before it gets to the point I was. It doesn't need to be completed that hard and it's such a relief to know there is help and good people out there. Thank you for what you do!
Alissa is amazing. She listens like no other, and she's helped me better myself through a separation. I would recommend her to anyone
She is very understanding and helps me appropriately
When starting counseling I was a bit skeptical but ever since I've started I have seen a great change in myself. Alissa has helped me overcome my lying issue and has helped me bring happiness to my marriage and overall life. I couldn't thank her enough for all the support and guidance she has given me!
Great experience so far.
Alissa has a lot of great ideas and concepts to share. I find myself thinking about some of her clarifications long after our sessions. Top marks.
A intelligent professional who can break down the issues I have and show me new ways of thinking and solving them.
Alissa has been a very empathetic ear and helpful voice.