Hi! My name is Alissa, pronounced “uh-lee-see-uh.” Like the pronunciation of my name, I understand that, in life, things are not always what they seem. In treatment, together we will recognize and solve concerns in your life through client-centered treatment, empowerment, mindfulness, and multicultural-integrative approaches.
I recognize and understand the influence of racial/cultural identity on beliefs, personality, mental health, and placement in society. I believe treatment should be as unique as the person in front of me and I utilize multiple therapeutic styles to help you achieve intrapersonal (within the self) and interpersonal (between others) effectiveness. Commonly, I use Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Psychodynamic Therapy.
I welcome those that are in all stages of life and my areas of special interest include: LGBTQIA+ identity formation and concerns, racial/cultural identity formation and concerns, grief/loss, and aging concerns with older adulthood.
Masters in Counseling Psychology, Wayne State University
Graduate Certificate in Gerontology, Wayne State University (expected 2022)
Bachelors in Psychology and Human Sexuality, Eastern Michigan University