Alyssa is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She received her M.A and B.A. from Southern Connecticut State University.
Prior to Nourish the Heart Counseling, Alyssa worked for a residential program with young adult women with eating disorders and other co-occurring diagnosis, such as PTSD, mood disorders and personality disorders. Alyssa also currently works for an intensive outpatient program supporting men and women with substance use disorders. Alyssa has a passion for working with those with eating disorders and helping them on their journey to heal their relationship with food. She fundamentally believes that all people are capable and resilient. Alyssa helps clients examine the story their brains have written about themselves and supports them in co-authoring a different, kinder, more authentic story to represent who they really are. She uses evidence-based practices including exposure response prevention, dialectical behavioral therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy, as well as other approaches to support her clients in healing their relationships with others, but most importantly, themselves.
In her free time, Alyssa loves playing with her two kitty fur children. She enjoys hiking, cooking, eating what she cooks, watching netflix and drawing. Alyssa is a big promoter of self care and will encourage you to do the things that bring you joy and nourish your soul.