Alyssa Hakimian, LCPC, CCATP
Alyssa received her Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Roosevelt University. She have also received extensive training to become a Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional (CCATP). In addition, Alyssa has successfully completed an advanced training program in CBT-I (CBT for Insomnia). She completed her internship at Presence Saints Mary & Elizabeth Medical Center, where she performed individual and group therapy for the Adult Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). Alyssa continued her clinical work at a partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient program, treating children and adolescents with a wide range of behavioral, social and emotional issues. Alyssa believes in creating a collaborative, authentic and empathic relationship with her clients. She has advanced training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness/Meditation (DBT) and Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) for the treatment of OCD, trichotillomania, skin picking, nail biting, panic, generalized anxiety and other anxiety related disorders . By using techniques such as cognitive restructuring, mindfulness and emotion regulation, Alyssa works with her clients to improve their overall quality of life.
What Light on Anxiety Client’s Have To Say About Their Experience Working With Alyssa Hakimian
“I like Alyssa’s action oriented approach that the emphasizes accountability.I like the workbooks she recommended and I actually like having the homework because it really feels that I am putting in a good amount of effort, and not someone just talking to me in a session.”
“Sometimes I have moments where OCD tries to bring me down, but thankfully with Alyssa I have the tools to manage it and know that recovery will continue to progress if I keep doing what I need to do to make OCD weaker.”
“With Alyssa, I learned about the CBT triangle. I learned my thoughts, emotions and actions were all linked. Then I learned tools like radical acceptance, opposite action, and mindfulness to help me move past my anxiety. It was hard at first, but it got easier with more time. For the therapy to be successful you have to actually use the skills, not just listen. It’s tricky at first, but then it got easier.”