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Alia Pearlson

Associate

 

Pronouns: She/Her

Style: Collaborative, Approachable, and Appropriately Humorous

Works with:

  • Adult Family
  • Couples
  • Individuals
  • Teens
Alia Pearlson

 

Who I am as a Therapist

As a therapist, I aim to provide a supportive and non-judgmental space to help promote positive change. I have a collaborative approach to therapy and view you as the expert of your own story. I believe that growth and change happen through your increased awareness and understanding, within the contexts of your relationships with yourself, with others, and with your larger communities.

I see therapy as client-led, and I strive to guide the process and stay engaged through offering new perspectives as you discover your emerging goals, while I continuously recognize the power and privileges I hold in my role as a therapist. I am committed to being an ally and providing a secure, welcoming space for individuals in the LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC communities.

My work as a therapist is influenced by the models of emotionally focused therapy (EFT) and narrative therapy, in addition to utilization of mindfulness techniques.

Specialty Areas

Mental Health Challenges 

  • Activism & Burnout
  • ADHD
  • Anger
  • Anxiety (General, Panic, Phobias)
  • Attachment & Relational Challenges
  • Biracial Couples/Families
  • Blended Family
  • Cultural & Systemic Oppression
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce
  • Grief & Loss
  • Identity Development
  • LGBTQIA+
  • Life Transitions
  • Managing Stress
  • Mood Dysregulation
  • Women’s Issues

Therapeutic Approaches 

  • Attachment Based Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS)
  • Mindfulness
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Socio-Emotional Relationship Therapy
Alia Pearlson walking on a nature path with a dog.

Who I am when I’m not a Therapist

I love spending time outside – going on walks, hikes and picnicking in parks with my loved ones. I enjoy cooking and trying new food, listening to music, dancing, watching reality TV, moving my body with different forms of exercise including teaching and practicing yoga, and cuddling with my dog!

Education 

  • MA: Marriage, Couple and Family Therapy, Lewis & Clark College, Portland, OR
  • BA: Psychology, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA

Training & Experience  

  • Certified Yoga Teacher (200 RYT)

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(503) 349-2281