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Psychotherapist Alissa Meredith
Alissa Meredith

My Gifts

My unique gifts are my gentle nature, understanding, intuition, curiosity, insightfulness, clarity and my directness. I have a great love for people and I enjoy learning about them..

Preparation of Self

My work as a psychotherapist and my many years of experience as a Physical Therapist support me in connecting easily with all types of people. I am also actively involved with a meditation practice and with personal growth. These practices assist me in being more connected with my intuition and in developing the courage, willingness and the skills to accompany people into the internal territory where their sacred healing occurs.


For several years I served as a faculty advisor coaching students in an innovative course Self-Mastery Through Self Management at the University of Santa Monica. I have several years of experience developing training materials and supervising graduate assistants.

I also have extensive experience providing inpatient and outpatient psychotherapy services in the following areas: mood disorders, alcohol, drugs, codependence, parenting groups, and school and court ordered teens and their families.


My office is located in northern San Diego County in Solana Beach.

Education, Credentials, Professional Achievements


  • B.A. in Psychology, Kirkland College, 1972
  • M.S. in Physical Therapy, Texas Woman's University, 1981
  • M.A. in Counseling Psychology, University of Santa Monica, 1995

Continuing Education

  • Spiritual Psychology
  • Expressive Arts Therapy
  • Cognitive Energy Psychology
  • Adlerian Psychology and Approaches to Parenting
  • EMDR Training including advanced training in the Neuro-affective
    Model with Dr. Andrew Leeds
  • Developmental Model of Couples Therapy with Dr. Ellyn Bader
  • Humanistic Psychology emphasizing Gestalt Therapy and Bioenergetics
  • Brainspotting Therapy

Credentials and Certifications

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, California #35752, 1999
Certification in Expressive Arts Therapy, Sky Mountain Institute, 1996

Professional Achievements

  • Co-authored “Adult Chemical Dependency Workbook” for San Luis Rey
    Hospital Chemical Dependency Program, 1996
  • Co-developed curricula and facilitated “Kick’n It” Teen Chemical
    Dependency Group, 1999


  • American College Scientist Scholarship, 1980
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