Alissa Blackman


Alissa Blackman is a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist, a Certified EMDR therapist and Somatic Psychotherapist specializing in integrating body, mind and spirit. She supports clients in recovery from trauma, attachment trauma, chronic pain and headaches. She offers a supportive, warm presence so clients can transform ingrained patterns and build new capacities. After working for over a decade as a massage therapist, Alissa studied Counseling Psychology (Somatics) at the California Institute of Integral Studies. She worked extensively with Bill Bowen, training in Psycho-Physical Therapy, and feels passionate about integrating body-mind-spirit healing into EMDR resourcing and processing. She taught Somatic Psychology at CIIS and worked in community mental health as a Therapist and Mental Health Educator/Advocate supporting at-risk youth. She loves to support clients in discovering (or rediscovering) their strengths and living a more vibrant, joyful life. She is an approved EMDR consultant and offers individual EMDR consultation to therapists who have been trained by the Parnell Institute.

Additional Qualifications

In Practice Since 2004
Completed Approved EMDR Basic Training, EMDR Certified – EMDRIA, Approved Parnell Institute Consultant

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