Alyssa Overton MA, LMHC, SUDPT (She/Her)
Welcome to Aspen Clinical Counseling, LLC
Welcome to your first step in making positive change in your life!
To tell you a little about me: I am a graduate of Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, California and Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Therapeutic and Community Counseling and a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with an emphasis in Wilderness Therapy. In 2018-2019, I also completed an additional year of training in Substance Abuse Counseling through Seattle University. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC; License #: LH60943639) and Licensed Substance Use Disorder Professional Trainee (SUDPT; License #: CO60898651) in the state of Washington.
I have spent the last 6 years working in various capacities in the field, including as a mental health professional for an residential treatment center for addiction in Colorado, an intensive-outpatient case manager for addiction and mental health in Bellevue, and in equine therapy working with teenagers, young adults, survivors of trauma, and individuals’ suffering from chronic mental illness.
My counseling style is interactive and collaborative using a combination of insight-oriented therapy, cognitive therapy approaches, mindfulness, and other experiential therapies. I will work with you to explore how your past relationships, patterns of thinking, and behaviors are impacting your current life circumstances to improve your present experience.
Meet Cooper, my certified and well-trained Therapy Dog. Cooper is recognized through PAWSitive Therapeutic Inc. as a therapy dog and often works actively with myself and my clients during session, as appropriate.
Certified in Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy. Whether you experience complex, childhood trauma or recent, single event trauma that needs resolving, I can help support you through overcoming these intrusive memories and working to make them less distressing to your world.
Meditation – Mindfulness
I specialize in meditation and mindfulness intervention to manage stress, trauma responses, and emotional disturbances; including utilizing Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention (MBRP).
My extensive training in the field of psychology has also been in substance use disorder counseling and help people deepen their recovery journey through exploring the co-occurring issues that arise alongside addiction to better support and maintain recovery.
Other Areas of Competency
- Relationship Issues
- LGBTQIA+ Issues
- Career Counseling
- Coping Skills
- Dual Diagnosis
- Life Transitions
Certified in Advanced Animal-Assisted Therapy with Cooper, my certified Therapy Dog. Cooper has been known to participate in mindfulness, cognitive, and impulse control interventions with clients. Cooper is especially helpful in providing support and safety in the office space.
As my Master’s Degree would suggest, I have a unique specialty of utilizing the natural world as a modality for healing. I am trained to engage with clients in outdoor settings, including through hiking, stand-up paddle-boarding, working with plants, backpacking, and more.
I am highly trained to support individual’s suffering from depression, anxiety, and other mood concerns. I utilize a number of therapeutic modalities, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) intervention, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, and Mindfulness-based interventions.
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
- Suicidal Ideation
- Video Game Addiction
- Women’s Issues
Most Recent Experience:
Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation
Harmony Foundation Inc.
Mental Health Professional
Lakeside-Milam Recovery Centers
Clinical Case Manager
Wild at Heart Equine Therapy