Alyssa Theis

AMFT, APCC

Alyssa Theis

AMFT, APCC

Professions: Mental Health Counselor, Marriage & Family Therapist, Counselor
License Status: I'm a registered professional.
Primary Credential: Associate Marriage and Family Therapist - 107570
Secondary Credential: Associate Professional Clinical Counselor - 5261
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: $150 per 50 minute session
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability

Offices

3300 Irvine Ave
Ste 261
Newport Beach, California 92660

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My Approach to Helping

I enjoy working side by side with clients to help them achieve meaningful change in their lives in a way that is consistent with their unique cultural and life experiences. I draw from various therapeutic modalities, like Cognitive-Behavioral, Person-Centered, Family Systems, and others in order to help my clients accomplish their goals in treatment. I firmly believe that the therapeutic relationship between client and therapist can be a powerful agent of change, and I am deeply interested in getting to know each of my clients for who they are independent of whatever circumstances may bring them into my office.

More Info About My Practice

I am a therapist at Insightful Minds, Inc, an outpatient practice serving clients in Newport Beach and all of Orange County. We are a team of mental health professionals offering psychiatry and therapy services. Our psychiatrist and therapists specialize in the evaluation and treatment of conditions such as: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Anxiety, Depression, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Bipolar Disorder, and more. For more information, please visit our website at www.insightfulminds.org.

How Psychotherapy Can Help

Therapy can help by providing you with a safe and comfortable space to express yourself and explore changes you'd like to make that could benefit your life. Therapy can be a place of healing from past experiences that have left you hurting and in pain, a place to understand and cope with your current circumstances, and a place to explore and develop future goals and plans. I believe that you are the expert in your life and I will do my best to work with you to uncover the strengths, values, and qualities you already possess in order to help you develop the skills and tools you need so that you can make decisions in your life and to create change that is meaningful to you.

My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy

I believe that therapy can have a significant impact on one's ability to manage the many challenges that come with living in today's complicated world. I see my role as therapist as that of a guide to help you sort through your previous experiences, current situation, and future goals in order for you to achieve change in a way that is meaningful for you. Therapy can be tremendously challenging, and it is a privilege for me to have the opportunity to work alongside you through this process.

Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist

The experience of therapy is different for everyone. Perhaps you've tried it in the past and had a negative experience, or maybe you've been on the fence for a long time but are unsure whether this is something you want to try. One of the most important factors to consider when choosing a therapist is how comfortable you feel with them. It's completely understandable for there to be some discomfort during your first appointment, especially since you're talking about deeply personal issues with someone you've only just met. There are many different approaches to therapy, and many different types of people who work as therapists. Factors like cost, location, therapeutic orientation (the therapist's approach to treatment), level of experience, and education are all important factors to consider when finding a provider. But ultimately, the most important factor in the success of your work in therapy will be the relationship you have with your therapist and how comfortable you feel eventually getting to a place where you can be vulnerable enough to develop that trust.

Services I Provide

  • Consultation
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults

Languages

  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Career Choice
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Hoarding
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Panic
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Esteem
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Worry

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Psychodynamic
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
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