Alyssa is passionate about working with adolescents and adults facing life adjustments and transitions.
She enjoys working with those tackling depression, anxiety, substance-abuse problems, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and trauma. She also has experience in anger management, domestic violence, and foster care. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Ouachita Baptist University and her Master of Social Work from University of Arkansas in Little Rock. She has a certificate for Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and is currently working toward becoming certified in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). Alyssa has been with Youth Home and BHSA since 2015. She loves what she does and where she works… both of which are very important to her. Her goal is to provide the same care and compassion that she has been provided with while working here. She is a member of NASW (National Association of Social Workers) and NASW Arkansas Chapter, where she served on the Nominating Committee from 2013 – 2015. When discussing her work, Alyssa stated,
“The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all” – Mulan. I wholeheartedly believe that everyone deserves to be given a chance in life, to have someone see them as a living person, not just another face – that is my goal for everyone who walks through my office door, young or old, regardless of the circumstances currently being faced or adverse experiences in the past.”