Finding out about therapy can be confusing or even scary. It is usually not a decision that happens in an instant. It is typically the result of some questions or concerns. Even after a person decides that talking to someone about a problem might be a good idea, it can be hard to make that initial contact. It is important to find a therapist you will feel comfortable working with. Looking on the web can help you find out some basic information, and the initial phone consultation can be a good second step.

I believe therapy offers a compassionate, nonjudgmental opportunity to explore the issues that are affecting your life; therapy is a commitment to understanding yourself and others. Therapy can involve individuals, couples, families, children, adolescents or adults. Young children usually participate in therapy through play, and family work is also an important part of their treatment process. I can provide effective, caring and affordable help for people who have a variety of problems, and I offer a sliding scale that I will be happy to discuss with you over the phone.

I have experience working with people who are having difficulties with:

    • Abuse
    • ADD / ADHD
    • Addictions / Substance Abuse
    • Aging Related Concerns
    • Alternative Life Styles / LG BT Issues
    • Anger Management / Impulse Control
    • Blended Families
    • Business Related Problems
    • Communication Skills / Problems
    • Coping Skills
    • Depression
    • Developmental Disorders
    • Divorce
    • Eating Disorders
    • Educational / Diagnostic Testing
    • Grief and Loss
    • Learning Disabilities / Other Cognitive Impairments
    • Life Transitions
    • Marital Problems
    • Personal and Spiritual Growth
    • Physical or Sensory Handicaps
    • PTSD
    • Relationship & Intimacy Issues / Loneliness
    • Self Esteem Issues
    • Stress / Anxiety
    • Trauma
    • Women’s Issues

Alissa Scanlin, Psy.D.
Lic: PSY20873
Tel: (925) 283-3902

3468 Mount Diablo Blvd. Suite B203
Lafayette, CA 94549