She/Her/HersLicensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT Master of Science, MS
Alyson Lischer is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in San Diego. In her practice, she enjoys working with adolescents and adults for individual, couple and family therapy. Her practice is focused on the treatment of eating disorders, mood disorders and life transitions. She is also passionate about helping families and couples learn to support each other more fully and build genuine connectedness in their relationships.
Clinically, Alyson takes a client-centered treatment approach which aims to honor each client’s needs and internal strengths. Alyson approaches treatment collaboratively and strives to empower her clients throughout their treatment process. The goals of therapy typically are focused on helping clients heal holistically, improve coping and communication skills and learn to recognize their resiliency. Therapy should be a safe space for all bodies, therefore, Alyson is passionate about disrupting diet culture and is Health at Every Size aligned.
Alyson completed her master’s degree with an emphasis in Counseling Psychology at Mount Saint Mary’s University. She received her bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Psychology from Saint Louis University where she attended on a volleyball scholarship. She completed her clinical training at Mariposa Center for Women and Children in Orange, CA where she taught parenting classes and provided individual, family and group therapy. She also finished some of her clinical hours in private practice in Monrovia and San Diego.
Throughout her career, Alyson has been committed to helping clients connect and access appropriate clinical care. She was the Director of Admissions and Business Development at Reasons Eating Disorder Center, as well as, the Intake Supervisor at the UCSD Eating Disorder Center. She is the immediate past president of the San Diego Chapter of iaedp (International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals) and is passionate about being involved in her professional community. She has completed trainings on Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for Couples, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Seeking Safety and is a Be Body Positive Facilitator.
Alyson is currently offering Telehealth sessions within the state of California. Her primary office location is in Rancho Penasquitos in San Diego, CA.
Eating disorders - Reducing unhealthy eating patterns, beliefs, and behaviors, such as restricting, purging, and binging; healing the emotional pain surrounding disordered eating
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress
Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love
Family issues - Promoting communication and supporting family members to address challenges and reduce conflict and distress
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Years of Experience: 12 years
Private Practice, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, 2018 - Present
Reasons Eating Disorder Center, Director of Admissions and Business Development , 2014 - 2018
UCSD Eating Disorder Center, Intake Supervisor, 2011 - 2014
Reasons Eating Disorder Center, Manager of Eating Disorder Admissions and Business Development , 2009 - 2011
Certified Eating Disorder Specialist-Supervisor (iaedp) , CEDS-S, 2021
Mount Saint Mary's University, MS, Counseling Psychology, 2009
Saint Louis University, BA, 2004