Alissa's approach: I work with my clients to help them to resolve difficulties with connection, build insight, and establish healthier relationship patterns. I am psychodynamically oriented and I help my clients find meaning in their struggles, understand their own symptoms, and find ways to get development back on track. I believe that we communicate our needs in the best way we know how and my focus is to help children and adults find what will help them find fulfillment. The process of growth and healing is wrapped up in the relationship between therapist and client. The quality of the "fit" is crucial. With a variety of treatment approaches and styles available today, I am most interested in helping a client determine if I am the right therapist for his/her particular personality, needs, and goals.