ALAYNI FRIZZELL, MA


Therapist

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Locations:
Andersonville & The Loop
Languages I Speak: English

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AREAS OF FOCUS

  • ADHD & Attention Issues
  • Anxiety, OCD & Panic Attacks
  • Anger Management
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Chronic Pain & Illness
  • Codependency
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Gender Exploration, Expression & Identity Affirmation
  • Grief & Loss
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Kink, Sex Positivity & Sex Work
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Mood Disorders (Bipolar, Depression, Major Depression)
  • Self-Esteem
  • Social & Restorative Justice
  • Transgender & Transitioning

PHILOSOPHY

I am a therapist who believes that therapy is a journey in which the client and therapist are both guide and companion, with the client choosing their path and the therapist providing support and knowledge to better achieve the clients’ goals and needs. I encourage a creative approach to self-awareness, self-expression, and building strengths and skills, as I believe therapy is never a ‘one-size fits all’ experience.

THERAPY WITH ME

Clients can expect a blend of open-mindedness, flexibility, patience, and a decidedly creative twist in a session with me. As an art therapist and a counselor, I encourage my clients to approach their journey from multiple angles, whether those are emotional, logical, visual, or even sensory, as they guide their experience alongside me. In the course of therapy I prioritize making sure clients feel safe, understood, and able to discover and express their truest selves and needs through words, actions, and art. Every therapy journey is unique, and the end results even more so. I provide clients with new techniques of expression through art or other creative means, and am a fan of encouraging clients to use what they have learned outside of session, whether by assigning homework or by placing the tools directly in the clients’ hands.

EDUCATION & TRAINING

License:

  • Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate
    Practicing under the supervision of Dr. Leesa Contorino, PsyD-L (License No. 071010237)

Degrees:

  • MA in Art Therapy & Counseling, Adler University
  • BS in Psychology, University of Wisconsin – Parkside

TYPES OF THERAPY

Adlerian Psychology / Psychotherapy, Attachment-Based Family Therapy (ABFT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Conflict Resolution Therapy, Creative Art Therapy, Developmental Psychology, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Expressive Arts Therapy, Family Constellations, Feminist Therapy, Group Therapy, Humanistic Psychology, Journal Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Interventions, Narrative Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT).

CLIENTS I WORK WITH

  • Individuals (Children, Adolescents, Adults, Seniors)
  • Families (Chosen, Family of Origin, Single Parents)