About Me

Hi, I’m Alyssa!


I am a Phoenix area therapist specializing in the LGBTQIA+, Transgender, Gender Non-Binary, and Gender Non-conforming populations.


I help both the Transgender, Gender nonconforming, Gender non-binary  and Post-Mormon/transitioning Mormon populations come to grow into their best thriving lives.


How did those two seemingly specific and different population become my areas of expertise? I’m glad you asked. Let’s take this journey together.


You see, I used to be in the Mormon church but the LGBTQIA+ issues always bothered me and eventually broke my shelf and caused me to leave the church.


This may be because one of the most important people in my life identifies as trans.


That doesn’t make me an expert on everyone’s lived experience but that is what drives me to be passionate about being the best therapist I can to the trans and gender non-binary/nonconforming communities.


I partner through many of the pains and joys so my practice mirrors that process.


I partner with my clients in ways that help individuals come into an identity that fits best for them and helps them grow to live fulfilling, meaningful lives in their personal identities.


PS.  I care. Like a lot. Like so much that get invested in the outcome of even fictional characters (even characters of the Hallmark Christmas Movies-Yes, I know).


I care so much about all the dogs I work as a foster  and cry every time they are adopted. Which also means I’m going to care about you and about you’re outcomes.


Also, I’m told I have a calming presence. Maybe it’s from the goat yoga and the meditation?

The details:

  • Owner and founder of Thriving Life Counseling, PLLC
  • Licensed Professional Counselor
  • Nationally Certified Counselor
  • Bachelors from Colorado State University
  • Master’s from Arizona State University
  •  Member of American Counseling Associations Division for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues.
  • Member of the Mormon Mental Health Association

I’m looking forward to helping you achieve your thriving life.

Call or email to schedule an appointment today:  (520) 276-8667   Thrivinglifecounselingaz@gmail.com