About Me

Navigating life's complexities can be overwhelming and challenging. Sometimes, we get stuck. I am here to empower, educate, and support you as you discover your authentic self and make healthy, lasting changes. As your counselor, I see part of my role like a mirror, reflecting back so that you may see yourself more clearly, uncover your truth, and get unstuck. I am also here to hold hope for you as I believe there is hope for all people in all situations.

My counseling style is focused on warmth, empathy, and non-judgment. I aim to provide a safe space so that clients can express themselves freely and feel heard, understood, and validated. I approach each client as a unique individual who has the ability to create change. My approach is mostly person-centered with frequent incorporation of CBT, DBT skills, Gestalt, solution-focused, and motivational interviewing techniques. I also find it very effective to help clients see their struggles as stories and empower them to rewrite the stories of their lives. I find multicultural competency essential to my work and encourage clients to discuss any cultural issues openly. Additionally, I help clients understand how their mental health is directly impacted by physical health and encourage lifestyles that promote holistic well-being.

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Virginia. My experience includes working with individuals with the following concerns: anxiety, depression, stress management, communication issues, self-worth and self-esteem issues, addiction, relationship issues, stage of life transitions, symptom management, and more. Most of my work has been in the inpatient psychiatric and partial hospitalization settings.

I look forward to collaborating with you on your goals to make the best changes for you.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes

I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Compassion fatigue

Years of Experience: 4

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LPC #0701008056 (Expires: 2019-06-30)


Written by R.I. on Mar 18, 2019 after counseling with Alyssa for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and grief

Alyssa is wonderful. She really helped me through a tough time. She is very supportive and encouraging.

Written by T.E. on Feb 24, 2019 after counseling with Alyssa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Alyssa has been nothing short of amazing. I feel very comfortable being vulnerable with her and opening up about my issues with her. She’s given me amazing feedback and counseling. She’s an active listener and I truly appreciate having her as my counselor!

Written by D.I. on Jan 31, 2019 after counseling with Alyssa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, and anger management

I have really enjoyed working with Alyssa! I've only had a couple sessions, but I already find that so much that we have discussed has already been helping me at my job and in my relationships! I look forward to continuing to work with Alyssa, and becoming the best version of myself :)