About Alyson


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 


  • Certified Eating Disorder Specialist-Supervisor (CEDS-S) 

  • 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