Alyssa is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Virginia who received her Master’s of Professional Counseling degree from Liberty University. She is obtained a Perinatal Mental Health Certification. She has experience working with individuals in school based, in home, outpatient and crisis settings. She holds a special place in her heart for adoptive and foster families as well as mothers in all stages of motherhood. Much of Alyssa’s career has been spent working with individuals who are actively in crisis, families with special circumstances, mental health sponsored placement, post crisis/hospitalization supports and planning. She has also worked with mothers who are struggling with first time motherhood, perinatal and postpartum mood disorders, infertility, loss, and pregnancy after loss.
Alyssa’s goal is to meet individuals and families where they are, find new creative strategies to help them meet their goals, and support them on their wellness journey. She has specialized training in 123 Parenting Magic, social learning strategies, parenting and family therapy. She is experienced in working with individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, perinatal and postpartum issues, maternal mental health, and family/parenting issues. She uses a variety of techniques including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Behavioral informed techniques, and enjoys utilizing art and other expressive interventions during sessions. Alyssa seeks to help individuals find safety, stability, and long-term support while creating their own autonomy to manage mental health concerns.
Alyssa is married to her college sweetheart and is a homeschooling mama of two. She believes that humor and coffee are part of the best conversations. Her favorite pastimes are gardening, cooking and going on adventures with her family.