Alyssa is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, providing therapy services for children and adolescents at Freedom First Psychological Services, PLLC.
Alyssa specializes in working with children and adolescents, particularly those struggling with stress management, anxiety, depression, trauma, mood instability, and difficulties within interpersonal relationships. Alyssa is also a Certified Bariatric Counselor, focusing on the treatment of eating disorders and weight related difficulties within all age ranges.
Alyssa graduated with her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the State University of New York at Potsdam and her Master’s degree from Sage Graduate School in Counseling and Community Psychology. While completing her graduate internship, Alyssa worked with Solution Focused Therapy and primarily utilizes this framework with clients. Alyssa also currently works with Samaritan Hospital Bariatric and Metabolic Care and previously worked for Berkshire Farm Center and Services for Youth and Living Resources. This range of settings has allowed a wide variety of experience, with the goal of providing her clients with treatment that best addresses their particular needs and goals.
Alyssa is able to accept the following insurances: CDPHP, Fidelis, Empire Blue Cross, and MVP.