Ready to lose some weight? Alisa is a Certified GAPS Practitioner. GAPS, or Gut and Psychology Syndrome, is an intensive program developed by Dr. Natasha McBride, a neurosurgeon in England. The diet is designed to restore the integrity of the digestive tract, prevent intestinal permeability ("leaky gut"), and ultimately heal the blood brain barrier. This therapy is used to reduce symptoms of obesity, ​autism, depression, anxiety, allergies and more. To learn more about GAPS click here. If you are interested in this service, please submit an inquiry on the Contact page.

Body Positivity

I facilitate the Body Project curriculum in schools, community centers, and home groups. The Body Project is a cognitive-dissonance-based body acceptance intervention that was designed to help adolescents resist sociocultural pressures to conform to the thin-ideal and reduce their pursuit of thinness. This group-based intervention provides a forum for adolescents who have internalized the thin-ideal to critique it in verbal, written, and behavioral exercises. Click here to learn more about this project.

School Presentations

Are you a teacher? Does your curriculum include a complete nutrition foundation? Most health books that I've seen have one chapter about nutrition. Is this enough? Probably not! Lets discuss ways to get your students healthier and more successful through nutrition! Email me today

General Counseling

I am a child & family behavioral counselor who specializes in working with children, adolescents and adults who are experiencing or being impacted by:

  • Body Acceptance Issues
  • Body Transformations
  • Eating Disorders
  • Obesity
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Anxiety
  • ADHD
  • Autism

Schedule an intake with me today! 


$150 Intake - 90 minutes

$100 Routine Session- 60 minutes

ADHD/ADD Coaching

​​Common challenges, such as time management, organization, goal setting and prioritization are often issues that medication or therapy do not address, whereas the focus of ADHD coaching is on building skills and taking action. 

Good coaching definitely helps people to improve their business focus, interpersonal skills and ability to get things done in such a way as to lead a more productive, fulfilling and rewarding life.

ADHD/ADD Coaching is a collaborative, supportive, and goal-oriented process in which we will work together to identify your goals and then develop the self-awareness, systems, skills, and strategies necessary for you to achieve those goals at full potential. 

$150 Intake - 90 minutes
$100 Routine Sessions - 60 minutes

Call today! (503) 998-1545

Professional Support

Are you considering a career change? Are there steps you need to take, but haven't? Applying for a college or university? Making these steps can be incredibly stressful, especially while you try to manage your current life stressors, relationships, and your own needs. Work with Alisa while you create a plan, implement steps, and benefit from the change! Email me today

$150 Intake - 90 minutes with parents/family
$50/hour Routine Sessions  *times vary 

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Walk & Talk Counseling

Besides exercise's proven ability to combat depression, anxiety, insomnia, weight gain and other health and mental health conditions, combining it with therapy has benefits of its own. Instead of meeting at my office, we will meet outside and combine psychotherapy with movement. Research shows that adding physical activity enriches the counseling session.

$150 Intake - 90 minutes
$100 Routine Session- 60 minutes​

Benefits of Walk & Talk Counseling? 

  • Encourages you to be more physically active for mental and physical reasons.
  • May help you get "unstuck" when confronting difficult issues.
  • Creativity, self-awareness, emotional awareness and other positive therapy outcomes heighten during movement.

​​Nutritional Counseling

I have carefully designed an evidence-based program that will address you and/or your child's specific needs over the course of three important phases.

  1. Emotional
    • Address your mindset, behaviors and habits.
  2. Nutritional
    • ​​Identify how food interacts and interferes with your body and it's processes.
  3. Action
    • ​​Create a realistic action plan for yourself

$150 Intake - 90 minutes 
$100/Hour Routine Sessions  *times vary per needs of individual

Academic Support

Imagine if your child could find their own motivation and better activate themselves to set and meet their academic goals. Alisa will work in collaboration with your child, their teachers and you to help them identify their skills, and based on their values, identify ways to improve their skills to be more successful in their academic work. 

$150 Intake - 90 minutes with parents/family
$45/hour Routine Sessions  *times vary per needs of student