Hi I’m Alisa
Are you struggling with challenges in your life, and it seems as though your life is going nowhere? Are you overthinking everything and your thoughts seem to be racing at a high-speed rate? Are you challenged by thoughts of unforgiveness, despair, guilt, and shame from your past? If so, I am here to help and support your challenges.
I am an empathetic and transformational professional; I am compassionate, communicate with all populations, offer rehabilitative sympathy, and one on one assistance to individuals like yourself who desire to stay above the margins of life challenges. I understand the daunting task regarding anxiety and depression. I’m here to provide understanding and support throughout your therapeutic journey. Through psycho-education and observation, you will gain the coping skills needed to achieve mental fortitude. I have experience working with challenging populations such as adults, children, and families with both behavioral /developmental disabilities .
I am a divorced mother of two young adult children who have experienced graved life challenges as well. Throughout my time as a single mother, I struggled to balance work, life, and motherhood while processing divorce. Through my life experiences and challenges, I discovered myself as relatable to all populations and backgrounds. I have lived in South Florida for most of my adult life yet and resided in Columbus, Ohio for a few years. I attended Nova Southeastern University and gained an undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice and a minor in Psychology. I currently have a Masters Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Capella University. I have endeavored in social work for the past 20 years assisting well over hundred individuals and families, with nearly 11 years of experience as a mental health counselor. In my spare time , I enjoy exercising, listening to music, dancing, going to the beach, mall walking , and watching historical movies.
My principle technique is person centered, where I will meet you where you are. I believe each and every one of you have the insight and the ability to pull from your life experiences and gain the perspective you need to heal. I further utilize Distress Tolerance (DBT) which will help you stay emotionally grounded and centered in your thoughts, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for negative thought replacement, and Motivational Interviewing (MI) which helps you gain the motivation you need within your challenging situations. My practice is evidence based, cultural centered and art-humored oriented as well. My overall professional mission is to see human -kind heal, grow, and gain further maximize full optimal potential in their lives.
I look forward to connecting and embarking on this life-changing journey with you.