Alyssa DeAngelis, MSW, RSW
Hi there! My name is Alyssa. I am a Registered Social Worker who specializes in working with folks who struggle with big emotions (like anger, sadness, anxiety, and/or shame), consequential ways of coping (for example, self-harm, substance use, disordered eating, overspending, etc.), relationship problems (conflict, communication, trust, self-esteem, etc.), & sexuality (exploring identity, intimacy, experiences of judgment and oppression, etc.).
My primary goal is to identify what concrete changes you would like to see in your life and create targets to work on throughout our time together. I approach therapy like a road trip that we are taking together. You are in the driver’s seat. You are the expert in your own life. Though, sometimes I may offer directions or change the music (so to speak).
I incorporate a variety of therapeutic interventions to assist individuals with their difficulties, primarily; Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
A bit about me personally- I identify as a queer femme (pronouns she/they) and a mental health consumer (meaning someone who has struggled with mental illness). I am sex, kink, and body positive. These are important parts of me that guide how I work. However, I recognize that no two experiences are the same. I do my best to be an ally for others and work towards being anti-racist and anti-ableist.
I would be honoured to hold space for you and go on this “road trip” together. If you have any questions about my practice, please feel free to get in touch!
In-person, telephone & online video counselling is available for adults (18+). Sliding scale pricing is offered.