Alissa Gregory, MA, MFT

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  • Psychotherapist & Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
  • 933 Castillo St, Santa Barbara, California, 93101
  • Phone: (805) 403-8618
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  • This member is also available for online counseling.
  • Online-counseling methods: Email, Phone, Webcam

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Are you ready to let go of old habitual ways of being but don't know how? Do feelings of anxiousness or hopelessness hold you back from achieving your goals? Do inner conflicts or indecision paralyze you, making it difficult to take meaningful action? Do you feel stuck in your career or your relationships? Do you long for deeper and more fulfilling connections with others? Do you feel critical or ashamed about your challenges or your past? 
Within you lies the seed of your potential to grow towards more joy, vitality, confidence, connection, creativity, and freedom, but this seed needs particular conditions to grow. Therapy with Alissa can provide the guidance, warmth, and compassion needed to nurture this seed; allowing you to fully transform into the powerful being that you are. Learn to approach your challenges with mindfulness, curiosity, and compassion, rather than feeling critical or ashamed. Give yourself a chance to come to life, discover strengths and talents you never knew you had, experience relationships in ways that you never thought possible, learn to listen to and hear your own inner guidance more clearly. 
Alissa's individual clients include people of all ages and walks of life. She also facilitates personal growth groups, support groups, and groups for learning life skills. Her work as a psychotherapist addresses general life issues such as: relationships, career, anxiety, depression, family issues, and stress. She also has specialized training and experience working with survivors of sexual abuse/assault, substance abuse issues, PTSD, ADHD and LGBTQ individuals. 
Alissa holds a Masters in Clinical Psychology with a Specialty in Somatic Psychology and is licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist. What is Somatic Psychology? It is a holistic approach to well-being which emphasizes the importance of including emotional, physical, mental, and spiritual dimensions of experience in the psychotherapeutic process.
Traditional talk-therapy investigates the unconscious thoughts, patterns and beliefs underlying difficult emotions, yet when the emotional set-point of the body is depressed, anxious, or stressed, an intellectual understanding the roots of those feelings may not be sufficient to actually change the feelings themselves. In addition to using traditional therapeutic methods, Somatic Psychotherapy recognizes the importance of developing new neural pathways and re-programing the nervous system in order to transform the actual lived experience of emotions on a day-to-day basis. You don’t need any special background or skill to try, just an open mind.
Alissa's office is in downtown Santa Barbara and she also offers Skype sessions online. Please contact her directly with any questions or to schedule a free consultation. 

Alissa Gregory Reaches

Santa Barbara CA