Alyssa WeinmanMaster's Therapist Intern
About Alyssa Weinman
Now more than ever, the world can feel like a scary, uncertain place. During these overwhelming times, it can be hard to navigate challenges alone. Alyssa hopes that in her time at Creative Psychological Services, she can help her clients find a safe place where they can collaborate, accomplish goals, and take steps towards a happier life. She believes that while doing the work in therapy can be difficult, it can also be life changing. The powerful connections formed in the therapeutic process can help clients open up and dive deep into unresolved conflicts. Alyssa appreciates bringing her most authentic self to her sessions and encourages her clients to do the same.
Training and Education
Alyssa is a graduate level intern currently attending Loyola University Maryland in pursuit of her Master’s in Clinical Professional Counseling. She received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Towson University. She was able to participate in Towson’s Clinical Focus program, a program that allowed for field-based experiences and specialized clinical classes under the supervision of practicing clinicians. Alyssa has a background in child development and has worked with children, ranging from ages 1-16 for over 10 years. Her previous field experience includes being an intern at Union Memorial’s Partial Hospitalization Program, where she co-lead a variety of process-based groups for adults struggling with severe mental disorders. Her favorite part of this experience was eating lunch with her clients. Like play therapy, she found that, without the pressure of a clinical atmosphere, some of the best connections and the most meaningful work were able to occur.
Alyssa is excited to provide talk and play therapy to children, adolescents, and adults, and families at Creative Psychological Health Services. While she typically practices from a psychodynamic perspective, Alyssa also utilizes integrative approach when working with clients to best meet their needs. She values working collaboratively with children and adults alike on adapting to uncertainty, embracing vulnerability, building resiliency, and overcoming challenging times. Alyssa believes in bringing her authentic self to the therapeutic relationship to allow genuine connection between herself and her clients.