EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Alyssa earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, with a Criminal Justice minor, from the University of Washington in 2010. She has volunteered at an after school program for at-risk-youth in the Tilicum area. In 2014, Alyssa completed a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from St. Martin’s University. During the same year, Alyssa also completed a ten month internship as a Child and Family Therapist with Greater Lakes Mental Healthcare. Alyssa has been a clinician with Catholic Community Services since October of 2014 and has been certified as a Mental Health Professional, capable of doing diagnostic intakes, since February of 2016. Alyssa is certified in the Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Model and has a focus on eating disorders as a continued area of targeted study.
PURPOSE, PHILOSOPHY, AND METHODS:
Alyssa uses a variety of techniques to help families build upon their own strengths. In doing this she works collaboratively with primary care givers, school professionals, health care professionals, and counselors. Her mission is to positively contribute to the lives of young people whether it is accessing community resources, supporting skill development, or protecting the best interest of the family. Alyssa does this by using a person-centered and goal oriented approach. Other methodologies used in her work include cognitive behavioral, dialectical, motivational interviewing, solution focused, and play/expressive therapies.
WA STATE LICENSED MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELOR LH 606074177