Alyssa is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT) who specializes in working with couples and individuals. She earned her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Wisconsin-Stout. She has additional training from the California Institute of Integral Studies in Sex Therapy focusing on couple’s intimacy and passionate relationships.
Alyssa has extensive training in working with relationship concerns, intimacy, desire discrepancies, trauma, infidelity, anxiety, grief/loss, self-esteem, and life transitions. She works to help couples create new emotional experiences with their partners while exploring and making meaning of their relational “dance.” When faced with distressing experiences, our minds and bodies begin to react differently to the world and people around us, often resulting in changes in mood and behavior. The process of therapy can be a chance to rediscover yourself and your relationships. Alyssa tailors her therapeutic approach to her clients and works to provide a collaborative and authentic experience.
With the belief that finding a therapist you connect with and feel understood by is an integral part of therapy, Alyssa helps couples and individuals develop a deeper sense of self, have more fulfilling relationships, and tap into their inherent resiliency. Her approach to therapy also focuses on using the mind-body connection to promote healing and increase quality of life.
Alyssa is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), using it to help clients reprocess traumatic and distressing life experiences. She is also trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples and Gottman Method Couples Therapy, a systemic approach that helps couples repair conflict and deepen intimacy.