Alyssa received her Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Roosevelt University. She have also received extensive training to become a Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional (CCATP). In addition, Alyssa has successfully completed an advanced training program in CBT-I (CBT for Insomnia). She completed her internship at Presence Saints Mary & Elizabeth Medical Center, where she performed individual and group therapy for the Adult Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). Alyssa continued her clinical work at a partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient program, treating children and adolescents with a wide range of behavioral, social and emotional issues. Alyssa believes in creating a collaborative, authentic and empathic relationship with her clients. She has advanced training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness/Meditation (DBT) and Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) for the treatment of OCD, trichotillomania, skin picking, nail biting, panic, generalized anxiety and other anxiety related disorders . By using techniques such as cognitive restructuring, mindfulness and emotion regulation, Alyssa works with her clients to improve their overall quality of life.

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