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© 2018 Alyson Lischer, LMFT #84748. Psychotherapy for individuals, couples and adolescents.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #84748
empowering your story and creating authentic connections



Mamas Body Image Group 

"Do you say that tree isn’t pretty because it doesn’t look like that tree? We’re all trees. I’m a tree. You’re a tree.

You’ve got to love your body. You’ve got to love your tree. Love your tree."

Eve Ensler

Practice Areas

Eating Disorders
Women's Issues
Grief and Loss

About Me

I believe in providing therapy in a way that feels genuine, relatable and relevant. I feel if I am asking you to show up and be seen I also must show up and be authentic with who I am in the room. I am committed to being honest with you while also holding strong professional boundaries. It is your time to be where ever you need to be and it is my job to create a space that builds trust and safety. 

I have been working in the mental health and eating disorder field for over ten years. Much of my career has been spent working for treatment centers in admissions and business development focused on helping patients and families access appropriate care. In addition, I have worked in private practice working with individuals, families and couples dealing with a variety of issues from eating disorders, mood disorders codependency and addiction.  

Therapy takes courage and vulnerability but it can also play an important role in understanding and knowing oneself which can lead to a more fulfilling, connected life. 

Professional Membership

  • International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (iaedp)

    • Immediate Past President, San Diego Chapter 

  • California Marriage and Family Therapist-Member

  • Women's Association of Addiction Treatment-Member

  • Academy of Eating Disorders-Former Member 


  • Be Body Positive Facilitator 

  • Prepare/Enrich Facilitator

  • Seeking Safety Trained

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Certificate Course

  • Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for Difficult Couples: Evidence Based Techniques to Effectively Work With Challenging Couples Certificate Course

  • EMDR Basic Trained

  • Relationship Violence Assessment and Response Specialist Certification


  • Masters of Science in Counseling Psychology 

    • Mount Saint Mary's University, 2009

  • Bachelors of Arts in Criminal Justice & Psychology 

    • Saint Louis University, 2004 


Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, 

CA License #84748

All are welcome here. My practice welcomes people of all races, colors, religions, sexual orientations, gender identities, expressions and disabilities. 

To learn more about my practice, including fees and clinical approach, please check out my FAQs here

Resources & Blog


Contact Me

Interested in scheduling an appointment?

Click Here to schedule a 15 min complimentary consultation call. 

You can also contact me using the contact form below, phone or by email. 

I typically get back to people within 24 hrs during regular business hours.

Look forward to connecting with you soon.

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Rancho Penasquitos Office Location:
9340 Carmel Mountain Road, Ste E
San Diego, CA 92129
Mailing Address:
16767 Bernardo Center, #270023
San Diego, CA 92198
Rancho Bernardo Office Location:
16885 W Bernardo Drive, Ste 121 
San Diego, CA 92127