Alyssa is currently receiving her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Adler University in Chicago. Over the last two years, she has been working in a middle school setting gaining relevant experience in working with adolescents. She enjoys working with people of all ages with multicultural backgrounds; and hopes to specialize in working with adolescents and young adults.
Alyssa is currently volunteering for the TrevorProject – a crisis hotline for LGBTQIA+ youth – as a digital crisis counselor. Over the last year she has had the opportunity to work with young people struggling with depression, anxiety, gender identity, sexual orientation, gender dysphoria, family conflict, and trauma.
Alyssa strives to make therapy a safe place for all her clients to share their stories and work together to explore and identify sources of distress in their lives. She believes that therapy is a journey and a beautiful process to learn and grow, while creating a tool belt of coping skills and long-term solutions to better mental health. Alyssa states, “I see each client with a holistic lens that helps me partner with each client to create an individualized approach to therapy.”