Alissa Dayton LMFT
Master of Science in Couples and Family Therapy, University of Oregon.
Before moving to Portland Alissa primarily worked with kids, teens, and families at an intensive outpatient program. Since working at Western Psychological Alissa has enjoyed working with adults as well as continuing to work with kids, teens and families.
Individual therapy for adults, kids and teens; family therapy; couples therapy.
Alissa is influenced by attachment theory, systems theory, and trauma research. She strongly believes that clients are the experts on their own lives and approaches therapy collaboratively, highlighting client strengths and resiliency. Alissa uses emotion-focused, narrative, and solution-focused therapy models and interventions with adults. With children, Alissa uses a combination of play, art, movement, and talk and encourages families to be a part of treatment whenever possible.
Alissa is a lifelong Oregon native. She enjoys spending time with her partner and daughter, hiking, gardening, making art and crafts, singing and roller-blading.
0-5, 6-11, 12-14, 15-17, 18-64, 65+
ADHD , Depression, Eating Disorders , Grief/Death, PTSD, Stress Management, Adoption, Parenting Issues, Men's Issues, Women’s Issues, Abuse, Anxiety/Fears/Phobia/Panic Attacks, LGBTQ+, Foster Care/DHS Involved, Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, Anger Management, Gender-Affirming Family Therapy, Trauma, Domestic Violence, Mindfulness, Sexual Issues, Religious/Spiritual Issues, Medical conditions