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Alisha Sweyd, LMFT

As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, my focus has been in working with trauma, adolescents, and family dynamics. I also have extensive experience working with anxiety, depression, and grief and loss. One of my primary areas of interest is with first responders, military, and their loved ones. My training has been varied over the years, from adults with anxiety to behavioral issues in children to communication between couples.
I believe that therapy is most effective when tailored to the specific experiences of the client. My approach focuses on exploring symptoms as helpful tools to increase personal awareness. Through therapy, clients are able to learn more about their own experiences in a safe and non-judgmental environment. It is in this environment that clients can find meaning with their experiences in order to reach their fullest potential. For those who believe, I also incorporate Christian spiritual practices and understanding in sessions.
When I am not supporting clients, I truly enjoy spending time with my family and our dogs. Other hobbies include reading, catching up with friends at different coffee shops, volunteering at our church, and watching the waves along the Monterey Coast.

Education

Master of Arts in Psychology - Brandman UniversityBachelor of Arts in Sociology - UC Santa Barbara

Experience

Wellspring Psychological Services, Inc. - PsychotherapistValley Community Counseling Services, Inc. - Child and Family Therapist, Foster Care Case ManagerTelecare Corporation - Clinician and Case Manager

Credentials

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist #115264Certified First Responder Counselor

Training & Affiliations

First Responder Counselor by Academy HourCalifornia Association of Marriage and Family Therapists

My Unique Style

I make sure to form a personal link with my clients to establish a relationship that is real, honest, caring, and helpful. Through empathy and a deep mutual understanding, I am able to bear witness to the experiences of my clients in a way that provides insight and allows for growth in the chaos of life.
During my time as a counselor, my clients notice themselves becoming more anchored in their own experience, more deeply connected to their true self, more aware of the specific habits and patterns that get in their way. In our sessions, you will begin to build confidence and strength in your capacity to move through life with clarity and care. You will develop an inspiring sense that you are experiencing your life well; that you carry within you an abiding capacity to truly, sincerely honor yourself, others, and our world.
For those who believe, I also incorporate Christian spiritual practices and understanding throughout our sessions. I believe that faith plays an important role in the healing process because of the way our walk with Jesus impacts how we experience life. I am humbled to witness how God draws individuals and families closer, providing healing for those with deep pain and trauma. Through prayer and biblical guidance, many clients can find the peace and hope they have been missing. I enjoy supporting a client's journey toward a deeper and more life-giving relationship with Jesus!

My Approach

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Built on your unique strengths

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Family-Focused

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Compassionate

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Collaborative

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Creative

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Faith-Based

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Let's Talk!

If you have any questions or inquiries, please don't hesitate. Feel free to contact me and I will get in touch with you as soon as possible.

Address

183 Forest Avenue Suite 2Pacific Grove, CA 93950

Hours

Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays11:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Contacts

+1 (831) 272 2327cmoc.dyewsahsila%40tcenno

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