Alyssa Pesavento (she/her/hers) is a therapist at The Refuge Center. Alyssa is passionate about working with people of all ages, particularly children and adolescents. Her areas of clinical focus include complex trauma, posttraumatic stress disorder, attachment, mood disorders, grief and loss, LGBTQIA+ youth, and life transitions. Alyssa approaches her work with clients using the “lenses” of trauma, attachment, and brain development. She believes that every person has the potential for growth and healing across the lifespan, and that safe, supportive relationships are the cornerstone of resilience.
Alyssa holds a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Vanderbilt University and is currently pursuing LPC licensure. She has received post-graduate training in the Attachment, Regulation, and Competency (ARC) framework, Trauma-Focused Cognitive
Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), and other evidence-based trauma treatment models.
Alyssa provides counseling in a safe, inclusive space. All are welcomed and affirmed. This includes, but is not limited to: race/ethnicity, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, disability status, religious/spiritual affiliation, socio-economic status, and immigration status.