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About Alyssa, MA, LPCC

My journey into the realm of psychology began at Michigan State University, where I was fortunate to receive mentorship from esteemed mentors and professors. As a research assistant, I delved into the intricate connections between the mind, morality, physiology, and culture.

Driven by a passion for personal growth, I embarked on a path of self-discovery in my early 20s, redirecting my focus from athletics to pursue a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, followed by a Master's Degree in Mindfulness-Based Transpersonal Therapy.

Specializing in play therapy, somatic therapy, and EMDR, I work with children, teens, adults, and couples grappling with issues such as reactivity, anxiety, depression, shame, anger, aggression, trauma, and dissociation. My approach involves empowering clients to manage their nervous systems and triggers effectively, facilitating resolution of entrenched patterns, and fostering a sense of empowerment in their lives.

License: LPCC.0020486

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Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
-Michigan State University 

One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges.

  • Research Assistant: Assistant to Dr. Carlos Navarrete, Associate Professor at Michigan State University, in a quantitative study using PPG, EEG, and skin conductance readings to understand the human biological connection to moral dilemmas.

  • Research Assistant: Ethnographic Research Assistant to Dr. Anali Capila, Retired Associate Professor for Development Studies at the University of New Delhi. Ethnographic work occurred along the sacred Ganges River in India, covering areas of study such as: the effects of modernization and development on the river and surrounding native populations, issues of displacement, religion, ritual, and psychological impacts.

Master of Arts in Mindfulness-Based Clinical Mental Health Counseling

-Naropa University 

This degree has an emphasis on Gestalt, Mindfulness, Eastern wisdom and Western scholarship. 

  • Leader of Student Organization: The Naropa Alliance for Psychedelic Studies (NAPS)


  • Certified Synergetic Play Therapist 
  • EMDR Certified - Maiberger Institute - Level 1
  • Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy (PACT) - Level 1
  • Introduction to Synergetic Play Therapy
  • Clinical Hypnosis Training (International Society for Clinical Hypnosis)


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Location: Boulder, CO
Phone: (970) 716-0008
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