Alyssa moved from the Texas coast to San Antonio, where she received both her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Master of Arts in Community Counseling from the University of Texas at San Antonio (Go Runners!).
In college, she found her passion for helping those who suffer from Eating Disorders. She recognized the struggle with disordered eating patterns and body image issues, many of which were within her circle of friends. Alyssa has worked with several diverse populations, including Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder, in which she provided community case management support.
She has extensive experience leading groups and working with individuals who present with personality disorders, anxiety disorders, depression, eating disorders, trauma, substance abuse, and body image issues.
Additionally, she has worked at Laurel Ridge Treatment Center facilitating groups in the adolescent day program, Formative Years. Alyssa has experience with Eating Disorders across the field, including Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating Disorder, and ARFID, through her time as a Primary Therapist at the Eating Recovery Center in San Antonio. Alyssa believes in family healing power in the recovery process and is trained in Emotion-Focused Family Therapy and Family-Based Treatment.
By incorporating various treatment modalities, such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and holistic approaches in her practice, Alyssa makes sure to individualize her clients’ needs in therapy.
In her free time, she spends time with her very energetic 6-year-old, goes hiking with her Golden Retriever, Nala, whips up new recipes for her husband, enjoys traveling, and making memories with family and friends.
Masters of Arts in Counseling - University of Texas-San Antonio
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology - University of Texas-San Antonio