alyson filippa

lcsw

I have been in the mental health field for over 15 years. The early years of my career were spent working in a Residential Treatment Facility for Emotionally Challeneged Teenage Girls. I was so deeply moved by the growth and depth of transformation I witnessed by these girls during my time with them that I decided to pursue a master’s degree in Social Work with the future goal of becoming a therapist. While in graduate school I worked with children, adolescents, Veterans, and finally with a Hospice program. 

It was working with dying people and their families that I found my home. I love being with people in the most intense of life’s moments. Births, deaths, crisis, suffering; some people tend to avoid these parts of life but I have always embraced them with love, compassion, reverence and a clarity of mind that allows me to be of service when others may be deeply struggling. 

I was licensed in 2013, shifted gears, and began working at Sonoma County Indian Health Project in early 2014. I worked there as a therapist for children, adolescents, couples, elders and everything in between for over two years. 

I have had training in EMDR, Trauma-Focused CBT, mindfulness, Hakomi, Integrative Mediation, Sand-tray therapy, Grief and Loss, co-parenting counseling and couples therapy and always strive to provide culturally sensitive mental health care.

I am passionate about holding space for others to awaken to their own divinity. 

 

I was born and raised in Sonoma County and I am honored and blessed to be able to work and live in this beautiful part of the world. I am a mother of three. I was recently divorced and am happily single, co-parenting my children with their father. I have been through the dark night of he soul and feel confident I can help you navigate some of life's most challenging times, because I have done it myself!

© 2016 Alyson Filippa, LCSW.