I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Pennsylvania with over 11 years experience in therapy. I also have a background in social work with expertise in linking individuals to community resources. My approach in therapy is person centered with the goal of developing a good therapeutic relationship, which has been shown to be the most important ingredient in a successful therapeutic experience. I also have experience in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) which are helpful in treating many issues. I have experience with the following diagnoses: dépression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, substance abuse, PTSD, and psychotic disorders.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing
PA LPC PC007717
Alissa is great at listening and keeping me grounded.
Written on Jan 24, 2023 after therapy with Alyssa for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Alyssa has been great to work with over the last few months. She understands my hectic schedule and has really helped me guide through things. I’m excited to continue working with her for the foreseeable future
Written on Jan 17, 2023 after therapy with Alyssa for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, and coaching
Alyssa has been fantastic to work with on my mental health journey. She makes me feel validated and never makes any problem seem to small to focus on. She addresses my concerns in order of how I prioritize them and really lets me steer how I want to do therapy. Her guidance on CBT has completely changed how I handle things in my day to day life and I can’t thank her enough.
Written on Nov 30, 2022 after therapy with Alyssa for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse
Alyssa is a great listener and shows me that she understand what I’m saying, where I’m coming from, and where my concerns are. She provides perspective, and support for creating necessary boundaries. I appreciate the work we are doing.
Written on Nov 22, 2022 after therapy with Alyssa for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and career difficulties
Alyssa is very smart and knowledgeable. I enjoyed my session with her
Written on Nov 01, 2022 after therapy with Alyssa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues
Thank you Alyssa. Phenomenal.
Written on Sep 06, 2022 after therapy with Alyssa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd