Dr. Alissa Putman

Psychologist

About me

It takes courage to seek out therapy and my goal is to create a space where you will feel safe, trusted and supported to explore what is important to you. I will work empathically and collaboratively with you by seeking to understand what is going well and areas which you would like to change. Drawing from principles of positive psychology and executive coaching, I will work with you to set goals to help you move forward in areas where you might feel stuck. I believe that one of the most important aspects of therapy is fit/rapport with your therapist. Therefore, I will often check in with you to make sure that we are going in a direction that you want. Your time is valuable and it is important that we are meeting your goals for seeking out therapy.

I am a licensed psychologist in Maryland with over 20 years of experience working with diverse clients in a variety of settings, including higher education and healthcare. My areas of expertise include depression, anxiety, self-esteem, relationships, identity exploration, career exploration, job burnout, stress management, resiliency and managing competing demands. In my work with clients, I use a client-centered approach and draw from positive psychology, cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal and family systems theories. My volunteer work includes providing suicide prevention education through the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) and providing mentoring to underrepresented minority teens.

I very much look forward to working with you.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Self esteem
  • Career difficulties
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Body Image , Communication Problems , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Internal Family Systems

Years of Experience: 20

Services offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

MD Psychologist 04134


Reviews

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Written on Apr 21, 2022 after therapy with Alissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and anger management

Dr. Putnam is mindful in how she addresses my questions concerns and mindset. She wants me to focus on me and getting to my personal goals. And helping me step by step get to resolve other issues I have

Work with me!