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Alyssa Massey, CT (She/Her/Hers) is a cisgender, white, mid-size, heterosexual married woman. She is a counseling intern at CCW and is excited to put her training as a generalist clinician into practice. She enjoys working with clients from a wide variety of backgrounds and presenting challenges, and some of her academic interests in counseling include acculturation, grief and loss, trauma, spirituality, depression, anxiety, existential concerns, and aging. Alyssa strives to create a genuine and non-judgmental space for clients and sees her work as a therapist as a natural extension of her love of language, story, and imagination as well as her commitment to social justice. Her approach to therapy is trauma-informed and ever-evolving but is primarily rooted in feminist and constructivist theories and draws from Mindfulness-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (mCBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Motivational Interviewing (MI). 

Alyssa received a Bachelor of Arts in Chinese from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI. After graduating, she worked for an affordable housing nonprofit in Berkeley, CA and for a university in Yancheng, Jiangsu, China before relocating to Columbus for graduate school in OSU’s Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures. She left her graduate program in order to prioritize her own mental health, spending the next several years working as a manager at a local board game cafe. After her shop closed due to the COVID pandemic, many things finally came into focus and she decided to combine her love for working with people one-on-one with her passions for mental health and social justice, enrolling at Palo Alto University’s Masters in Counseling program to pursue licensure as a licensed professional counselor (LPC). She believes that working towards one’s personal healing is challenging but rewarding - a radical action that makes the world better for everyone.

Counselor Trainee License #: C.2204177-TRNE

Supervised by Alexis Rae Burrow LPCC-S (E.0602053-SUPV)

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