Alyssa Hoyt, MHC-LP

So many of us lead busy lives that leave little space to breathe, think, and make choices with clarity. Many of us hold ourselves to standards that are difficult to sustain, in our careers, relationships, as parents, and as community members. We may run from day to day with an anxious stream of thoughts and feelings, or float numbly with disconnection and over-scheduling as a way to avoid pain. Sometimes our expectations, goals and circumstances come at the expense of balance, clarity, and fulfillment. I work with individuals and couples to reconnect with themselves and each other while understanding how their past experiences impact present living. We collaborate to build a foundation of skills that promote sustainable growth and healing as individuals and within relationships. I work with individuals and couples in the areas of anxiety, trauma, relationship transitions and growth, transition to parenthood and perinatal issues, peak performance, and life balance.

My approach is solution-focused, culturally-affirming, and grounded in the human capacity for growth and healing. I use elements of Psychodynamic Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Internal Family Systems Therapy, and Imago Relationship Therapy to facilitate self-exploration of your strengths while building skills for sustainable achievement and fulfilling relationships. As a trained Brainspotting therapist I incorporate this mind-body based modality for processing trauma, anxiety, depression, and performance blocks.

I received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, CA, and a Master of Arts in Mental Health and Wellness Counseling from New York University in New York, NY. I have additional training in Brainspotting Therapy and experience working with individuals with disordered eating. Prior to becoming a therapist, I worked in the corporate and startup technology field for a decade and am experienced with achieving and maintaining sustainable growth in personal and professional life. My training is whole-person and wellness centered with an emphasis on the role of culture, environment, and relationships on wellbeing.

Therapy should be a collaborative process that provides safety to unlock your strengths, while understanding and creating meaning from experiences, relationships, and culture. Integrating our past and present empowers us to make new choices and create an authentic life. Please reach out for a consultation to see if we are a good fit to work together towards your goals.

License Information and Education:

  • Alyssa Hoyt is a Mental Health Counselor-Limited Permit and is supervised by Dr. Fritz Galette.

  • M.A. Mental Health and Wellness Counseling, New York University, New York, NY

  • B.A. Psychology, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA

  • Brainspotting Therapy Phases 1 & 2, New York, NY