Meet Our Provider Alissa Tyka
My approach is oriented to collaboration, support, and listening to the wisdom of the body. In my office, we’ll take a look at the reflexive responses and habits of your nervous system that may have supported you in the past, but that now you’d like to evolve. We will introduce ourselves to the parts of you that may not have been able to feel completely heard before, and start addressing their needs. We can work to re-negotiate the patterns that past trauma may have introduced to your thinking and emotions. We will move forward at your pace and as you feel safe; I strongly believe this important work cannot be rushed.
I am a somatically-oriented trauma therapist. My foundational modality is Somatic Experiencing, and I additionally have training in Lifespan Integration and Internal Family Systems. As we integrate your ketamine experiences, we’ll pay close attention to how emotion and experience show up physically in your body, taking care to hold wounded parts of yourself with gentleness and compassion.
I received my Masters in Counseling Psychology from the LIOS program of Saybrook University and hold a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner certificate from Somatic Experiencing International. I see adult individuals, couples, and adolescents, and especially welcome folks who find themselves out of the mainstream due to diverse gender, sexuality, neurotype, family configuration, lifestyle choices, or just because they’ve always felt a bit different.