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Alyssa Vida, LMFT

Stress, Anxiety Family conflicts Trauma and abuse Anger management Self esteem
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About me

My name is Alyssa Vida and I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT#96704). I’m so glad you’ve made the decision to start personal therapy through BetterHelp. Not only is therapy a wonderful opportunity for problem solving, but it can also serve as a catalyst for personal growth and improved quality of life. I strongly believe most problems have solutions and sometimes all it takes is a fresh perspective. I also believe that you are the “expert of you,” meaning you know yourself best. My approach is collaborative, so I will let you set the agenda for each session. As we work together we will discuss your current challenges as well as barriers to your goals, and we will use this increased insight to develop attainable solutions that work for you. I most often utilize a "client-centered approach" but draw heavily from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused, and Family Systems frameworks. My ultimate goal will be for you to leave each session feeling more capable, confident, and empowered to make changes.

My main job will be to assist you with setting goals for yourself and identifying any unhelpful thoughts/ patterns of behavior which are getting in the way of you leading the life you’d like to lead. I will also help you to identify more personal strengths and teach you coping skills for stressors as they arise.

As a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist, I'm trained to work with individuals, couples, family units, and children. I have vast experience in the field of counseling and have been fortunate to work in a variety of settings ranging from community mental health, to private practice, to school-based, and most recently, for the military. I hold a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology from Azusa Pacific University and a special certification in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT).
I'm passionate about empowering individuals with tools for self advocacy, problem solving, increased self awareness, and resiliency, and look forward to working with you!

Anger Management
Anxiety, Stress, and Depression
Autism Spectrum Disorders
Crisis Intervention
Domestic Violence
Family Systems
Special Needs/ Social Skills

Treatment Approach/ Orientation:
Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
Strength Based

Professional experience

7yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Family conflicts Trauma and abuse Anger management Self esteem

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Grief, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Blended Family Issues, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Guilt and Shame, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Military and Veterans Issues, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Gottman Method, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

CA LMFT 96704


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Alyssa Vida. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Alyssa has been a huge support for me by providing great advice, different perspectives, but most importantly listening to my issues, making me feel less alone and understood.
Because of her I now understand how important therapy can be in everyday life. I also appreciate the time, availability, and effort she makes to accommodate any requests and needs.
100% recommended.

Written on Feb 12, 2022 after therapy with Alyssa for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

Alyssa is a wonderful, compassionate therapist. She has really helped me navigate some serious twists and turns. Also she gives great practical tips.

Written on Nov 30, 2021 after therapy with Alyssa for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and adhd

Alyssa is absolutely incredible, diligent and will procure any number of resources to assist. She’s beyond knowledgeable and a gift to BetterHelp, truly.

Written on Oct 03, 2021 after therapy with Alyssa for 2 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse

I’ve had 2 sessions and she’s been very helpful, friendly, and professional. She listens, asks good questions, and provides tools.

Written on Aug 14, 2021 after therapy with Alyssa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

She is such a great listener!

Written on Jun 15, 2021 after therapy with Alyssa for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching

Alyssa's great!

Written on Mar 20, 2021 after therapy with Alyssa for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd