Alyssa Mass, LMFT specializing in Dating, Pregnancy, Parenting, and Couples
Alyssa Mass, LMFT 82434, is a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist who enjoys working with adults from diverse backgrounds and life experiences. She has worked extensively with individuals and couples that struggle to overcome anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and grief, and particularly enjoys supporting clients navigate key life transitions such as career transitions, relationship transitions, dating, parenthood, relocation, long distance relationships, and co-parenting.
Alyssa's style is warm, direct, relational, and customized to each client. She tailors her work and therapeutic approach to each client’s specific concerns and needs. She integrates evidence-based tools and techniques with practical skills that she has found help her clients make tangible changes in their lives.
Alyssa currently teaches at Pepperdine Graduate School of Education and Psychology, and previously served as the Director of School-Based and Parenting Programs at the Southern California Counseling Center (SCCC). Prior to her work at SCCC, she worked as a Group and Individual/Family Therapist at Casa Serena, an eating disorder treatment center in Northern California.
She has contributed to magazines, podcasts, and even been featured as a therapist on an episode of Bravo's "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.” She also loves public speaking about disordered eating in regional schools.
Alyssa lives in California with her family.
You will find that I am direct yet compassionate, and honest yet non-judgmental. While each session is customized to your needs, you can expect a combination of relational, attachment, and system theories along with practical behavioral techniques as needed. Sessions will typically include incisive questions, honest reflections, mindfulness & self-compassion meditations, and tools, activities, and resources. Together we will build a personalized individual, or couples, toolkit with strategies and techniques which will support you as you continue to move through the world.
My goal is to help couples and individuals understand and navigate their emotions so they can feel more in control of their lives and relationship choices. For well over a decade I have seen this work lead to improving and strengthening my clients relationships to themselves, others, and the world around them. I love seeing improvements in my clients' relationships and am motivated by the changes I have seen in my own life and in the lives of clients I have worked with.
License & Education
2016- Post Partum Support International (PSI) Certification
2014 – Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT
2010 – Master’s Degree, Clinical Psychology, Antioch University
2003 – Bachelor’s of Fine Arts, Acting, New York University (Tisch)
Training & Experience
2024- Telehealth Private Practice, Adjunct Professor, Occasional
Speaker and Training Facilitator
2023- La Jolla Country Day School, Parent Workshop “Talking
Food, Body Image and Exercise with Junior High and Teens”, La
2023- La Jolla Country Day School, Parent Workshop, “Building a
Supportive Food Foundation in Early Childhood & Elementary”, La
2022- Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and
Psychology, Adjunct Professor
2022- Join STAR Institute Clinical Advisory Board
2021- Film therapy session for Bravo’s “Real Housewives of
2020- SCCC, Individual Supervisor
2019- The Gillispie School, Faculty & Staff Workshop, “Approaching
Food and Body Conversations in Early Childhood”, La Jolla, CA
2019- The Gillispie School, Parent Workshop “Building a Supportive
Food Foundation in Childhood”, La Jolla, Ca
2018- SCCC, Parenting Program Director
2017- SCCC, School Based Program Director
2016- 2019 SCCC, Saturday Workshop Presenter: “A sociocultural
approach to working with eating disorders and disordered eating.”
"I highly recommend the services of Alyssa Mass who is also an expert in post-partum issues. She has a warmth and kindness that make her direct approach palatable in times of distress. She helped me finally start to feel better an be able to parent again."
"Alyssa is a great therapist. She creates a welcoming space for growth and progress. She not only helped me see my relationship differently, but given me tangible tools and skills to do the necessary work."
"To say that working with Alyssa changed my life would be a massive understatement. Alyssa completely changed my perspective and offered real hope, support, and sincere encouragement when I needed it most. Her passion for her profession is profound and the dedication she shows her clients is truly astounding. I've worked with many mental health professionals over the years, and I can say with confidence that Alyssa is an exceptional gift to this field. I'm forever grateful to her."
We believe overall wellness, compassion, and mindfulness are essential to optimizing your relationships. We offer a multiple services designed to support our clients' relationships, needs, and lifestyles.