Therapy Focuses on Building a Secure and Trusting Relationship

Life can be hard.  Many of these difficulties are often not discussed openly or we may struggle with admitting we need help. Some even have to deal with traumatizing events like bullying, divorced parents, or even abuse. Understanding the impact of trauma can help with recovery and self-discovery.
As a parent, you hear your teen say “I never do anything right. I hate school. What’s wrong with me?” You see them tired, sad, unmotivated, depressed, or angry. You've tried everything. NOTHING WORKS!!! And reaching out for help is scary because you want to make sure they see a therapist they really click with.
Through therapy, your child will develop the tools to cope with difficult situations. This can lead to open discussions with you, building healthy relationships and finding creative outlets to adapt the way they think or feel. They will have strategies to evaluate and correct their thought patterns. Then they will have confidence to reach their goals!
Therapy focuses on building a secure and trusting relationship. I give space to question, analyze, and process their pain. They will not feel alone, and I will work at their pace. Processing takes time and I will be right there with them for reassurance and guidance. Call my office now to schedule an appointment with me and find peace from within.

Alyssa Hall, LSW

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Kids, Teens, and Young Adults 

Trauma
Coping Skills
Anxiety
Family Reunification

Peer Relationships

Self-Esteem

Depression

“Imperfections are not inadequacies; they are reminders that we’re all in this together.”

- Brene Brown

Hi!  I'm Alyssa Hall.

Getting to know someone new can be stressful, awkward, and sometimes uncomfortable.  We are often uncertain about how much is safe to share or what to talk about.  But meeting a counselor for the first time may be the exact person we need in order to start feeling better!  My goal is to help you feel comfortable, safe, and supported as we get to know each other.  I will work at your pace.

I have worked with a wide variety of people from children to teens to adults since starting my career in 2013.  Clients that were struggling with anxiety, depression, PTSD, and stress.  Each person taught me the importance of being different and expressing our true selves. This helped me to form my approach with clients based on acceptance, curiosity, honesty, and always with a dose of humor.  I focus on identifying your strengths and areas you would like to improve.  Together, we will develop a plan to help you grow.

I use many evidence-based methods to help you learn new ways to fight the thought bullies in your head, recognize the impact your emotions have on how your body feels, and how to heal through play, story telling, and processing daily hurdles.  I can be a container for you when life gets messy.

I work with kids, and actively include parents, in a fun and interactive way to handle emotional changes and the difficulties that might arise across developmental stages.

I help teens express difficult feelings and learn the skills necessary to feel happy and make healthy choices.

I have experience working with adults that are looking for meaning in a new stage of life.  Adults who may feel their past weighing them down.

During sessions, I will give clients the a chance to express themselves through play, art, dance, or conversation. They will participate and direct the session with me guiding them towards answers, understanding, and education.  We will work on coping skills, identifying triggers, expressing feelings, and learning to vocalize their needs.  We will explore their relationship with themselves, family, and friends.

We will laugh, play, engage, and most importantly, grow.  I want to create an alliance with you.  Through our work together, you can develop confidence in your ability to manage daily struggles. You can be more self-compassionate and slow down to enjoy the small moments in life.

If you or your child or teen are struggling with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem or past trauma please call our office at (217) 203-2008.  You can also email us at [email protected] to schedule an appointment. We are here to help you or your child find peace from within.

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Today is the day to start really enjoying life. Call me to set up an appointment at (217) 203-2008. I offer daytime, evening, and Saturday appointments.