Alissa AnayaLMHC

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What do you think is the biggest barrier today for people seeking care?

There is often a fear of seeking support due to the stigma attatched to mental health. Fear of loss of privacy. That is why I work with you in a way that is confidential, private and maintains anonymity.

Is there any research-based work you’ve done that you found particularly exciting, and how has that informed your practice today?

As a trained EMDR therapist I have witnessed rapid results that clients have not achieved in years of therapy. I am pleased to offer this highly sought after and evidenced-based therapy. If you are looking for results an assessment to see if this intervention is right for you is available.

Are there any recurring themes or issues you’ve noticed as you treat people in your area of specialization, and how has this insight guided your approach?

No matter your level of education, your experience or profession negative underlying cognitions are not easily rooted out by logic and common sense alone. Often deep cognitive work addressing real and perceived trauma or faulty beliefs must be addressed by an experienced clinican who can help guide you to adaptive shifts in thinking.



Mood disorders

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)



General Expertise


Abuse/Survivors of abuse

Adolescent mental health

Bipolar disorder


College & graduate student issues

Dependence issues

Mood disorders



First Session


Family Therapy


Couples Therapy


Individual Therapy

Types of Therapy

Family Session

Couples Session

Individual Session


Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Adolescents (13-17)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Mindfulness Practices

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy

Psychological Testing and Evaluation

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Training / Certifications

(ARC)Attunement, Regulation and Competency

Motivational Interviewing


(EMDR) Eye Movement and Desenstization and Reprocessing

(CBT) Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; Trauma Focused

Brief Solution Focused Therapy


FL, LMHC, MH17892


Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Master's of Education and Counseling

Masters of Education and School Counseling

Work History

Alissa is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida and completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology at Marshall University in Huntington, WV. Alissa attended Ohio University where she studied Clinical Counseling and School Counseling for a dual Masters in Education Degree, graduating in 2004. Alissa specializes in trauma counseling, individual, family and couples therapy with training in several evidenced based models such as (EMDR) Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, TF-CBT, ARC, Mindfulness, and Motivational Interviewing. Alissa has a broad background in diagnosing and treatment of mental health disorders, as well as extensive experience with treatment of anxiety, depression, acute trauma, complex trauma and PTSD.


Gulf Gate, Sarasota, 34231, FL