Education and Background
Board certified Licensed and Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT 117886
Pacifica Graduate Institute – Santa Barbara, California
Masters Degree of Counseling Psychology (M.A.) Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy
Louisiana State University Alexandria – Louisiana
Bachelor Degree of General Studies with Psychology (B.A.)
Work Experience & Specialization
Anxiety and Depression
Parenting and Family Dynamic
Adaptation & Acculturations
Alenika has an extensive training in working with culturally-diverse population in the nonprofit organizations and private practice settings with emphasis on trauma focused and CBT approaches, dealing with adults who had struggled with anxiety, depression, relationships issues, parenting, and family dynamics.
Her clinical experience include: Counseling West in Sherman Oaks, CA practicing depth psychology, mindfulness, and self-awareness training emphasizing on working with dreams, sand therapy, active imagination, and archetypal psychology. Mental health of student services on college campus, psychiatric facilities and rehab center for addiction and dual diagnosis, in-group home facilities for teens with challenging behavior, eating disorder, personality disorders, and OCD.
Developed and implemented a program that was focused on treating school-based therapy for teens ages 12-18. Utilizing Art-therapy and Expressive Arts, at Hebrew Academy in Huntington Beach in both clinical and administrative development. Provided leadership and developed curriculum for educational workshops.
In Jewish Federation of Orange County specifically worked with Holocaust Survivors and their families by addressing various traumas, acculturation, immigration issues, language barrier, chronic pain, coping with a loss of functionality, grief, PTSD, end-of-life phase, and stressful life events.
Personal Growth and Empowerment
Strengthen Coping and Interpersonal skills
Increased Mindfulness and Self-Awareness
Increase Self-esteem and Self-acceptance
Expressive Arts Therapy
CBT and Solution Focused Therapy