Mental Health Therapist
I believe in an integrative, holistic approach to mental wellness. In therapy, I will take the time to hear your story and the unique experiences that have brought you to reaching out for support and come up with a plan that is right for you. My approach is empathic and strengths-based. It is my goal to empower each person I work with to rediscover their own inner wisdom and truth, and to help them make the necessary changes in their lifestyle and in their relationships that reflects that inner knowing. I work with individuals and couples who find that the experiences of anxiety, depression, chronic stress, self-doubt, or challenging relationships are what brings them to seek mental healthcare. Therapy provides a safe space to experience what it’s like to reconnect with your authentic self in the presence of another human being. As a therapist, I support this process through the use of mindfulness tools, cognitive behavioral therapy, narrative therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, Gestalt techniques, and other methods as appropriate to your individualized treatment plan. I would be honored to share those moments of awakening with you and to support you toward learning how to express the fullest, most vibrant version of yourself in your significant relationships and other areas of your life.
I strongly believe that a healthy diet is an essential component of achieving and maintaining mental wellness, and I offer nutrition counseling services in addition to therapy appointments. Nutrition appointments may be made as a stand-alone service or may be in conjunction with mental health services either with myself or another provider. While I am passionate about the connection between food and mood, I also enjoy working with individuals struggling with digestive health issues, food sensitivities, autoimmune disorders, and those looking to improve their overall wellness through food choices. I specialize in helping people make health behavior changes, and I work with individuals and with families that may be dealing with mood or behavioral concerns, power struggles over eating, or any of the conditions mentioned above.
I earned a dual Master of Science degree from Bastyr University in Nutrition and Clinical Health Psychology. My previous experience with counseling and therapy has been in the state of WA, and I am an LPC registered intern in OR. I am a Certified Nutritionist in WA and practice as a Masters-level nutritionist in OR.
To schedule an appointment, please contact me at:
Please note this email address is not encrypted for protection of your private health information; use your discretion about what you would like to share when contacting me this way. Communication via email is for appointment scheduling and requests only and will not be used by me to answer questions pertaining to your specific mental health or nutrition concerns.
Call: (360) 524-9495
Mental health intake appointment (required for new patients) – 80 min. $115
Mental health follow-up appointment – 50 min. $80
Nutrition counseling intake appointment (required for new patients) – 80 min. $115
Nutrition counseling follow-up appointment – 50 min. $80
Nutrition counseling brief follow-up appointment – 30 min. $50
Please note: The first follow-up session after an intake appointment will be a full 50-min appt. We will determine together during this session which length of future follow-up appts will be most appropriate for your individualized treatment plan. Many clients need a combination of longer and shorter appointments for their best success. Some individuals may find they appreciate regular brief check-ins during maintenance periods in order to continue progress and success with previously attained goals because of the accountability I provide.
I accept cash, credit card, and checks as form of payment. Payment is due at the beginning of each appointment. Please note that you will be charged your appointment fee for any cancellations made with less than 24-hours notice.
Appointments for mental health counseling and nutrition counseling will remain as separate services at this time (i.e., services cannot be combined within the same one-hour session). I offer free 15-minute phone consultations for general inquiries and acquaintance in order to get a sense of whether or not I will be an appropriate fit for your needs. Assessment, diagnosis, or dispensing specific mental health or nutrition advice will not take place during this call. Please schedule an appointment if you would like to discuss in depth your unique concerns.
Alyssa Brin, MS, CN
Licensed Professional Counselor Intern #R5510
Clinical Supervisor: Susan Butler, MA, LMFT, LPC, LMHC