Background & Experience
Alyssa provides clinical assessment and treatment for emotional and behavioural problems in pre-schoolers, children and adolescents, including anxiety, depression, selective mutism, anger and emotion regulation, grief, phobias, social skills, adjustment difficulties, ADHD, and attachment and relationship problems. Alyssa also conducts psychometric assessments of school-aged children to assess cognitive ability, learning difficulties and attention issues.
Since 2010, Alyssa has worked across a variety of settings including hospitals, private practice, and community mental health. She has clinical experience in individual counselling and psychotherapy, crisis management, psychological assessment, group facilitation and collaborating with families, schools and community organisations.
Alyssa’s therapeutic approach is integrative and informed by cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), creative, expressive and play-based therapies, mindfulness, functional analytic psychology (FAP), and psychodynamic and systemic approaches. She believes that a ‘one size fits all’ approach does not apply to the therapeutic process, and she engages with clients in a flexible and child-centred way.
Most importantly, Alyssa believes that establishing a trusting client-therapist relationship and creating a supportive, nurturing space is essential for healing and growth in your child. Because coming to therapy can be a frightening and overwhelming experience, it is important to Alyssa that all therapy sessions take place in a safe, non-judgemental and confidential environment.
By gently exploring the challenges that your child is facing, Alyssa aims to help them improve their ability to express themselves and positively cope with their feelings. It is important to her that a child maintains the positive relationships in their lives, so collaboration with parents and family is always a part of the therapeutic process.
Outside of the therapy room, Alyssa is a keen traveller, dog-lover and mother of one. She moved to Singapore in 2012 and has previously lived in New Zealand, Australia and the United States.
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