General Counseling:

I am a child & family behavioral counselor who specializes in working with children, adolescents and parents who are experiencing:

  • Body Acceptance Issues
  • Eating Disorders
  • Obesity
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • ADD
  • ADHD
  • Autism

Schedule an intake with me today! 

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. 

Call today! (503) 998-1545

​​Nutritional Counseling

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

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

Academic Support

Imagine 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. 

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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 autism, depression, anxiety, and obesity, in addition to relieving digestive problems. To learn more about GAPS click here.

Body Project
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.

Services Offered

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.

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.