"I believe mental health is not a destination but a journey and I find joy in aiding my clients through their journey of personal growth and seeing them flourish. Having lived and worked internationally for the majority of my life, I bring a unique global perspective to my work. I am passionate about my role as an advocate for mental health and specialize in: Depression & Anxiety, Substance Use Disorder, Anger Management, Trauma. I apply Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Internal Family Systems, Mindfulness and Positive Psychology practices in a holistic, non-judgmental approach to develop deep connections with my clients as they heal and find peace through life’s challenges."
Alina is a passionate practitioner in the field of counseling who divides her time between clinical practice, teaching at BYU, community involvement, humanitarian work and family life. She obtained her Bachelor degree in Psychology from BYU, and will graduate in May with a Master’s degree in Social Work from Aurora University. She has lived and worked internationally for many years and brings a unique global and cultural perspective to her work. She is also fluent in German, Armenian and Russian. In her clinical practice, she delivers cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, Positive Psychology and other evidence-based treatments to adult and adolescent clients. She specializes in a wide range of emotional, behavioral, and adjustment problems, such as anxiety, stress, depression but also substance use disorders and women’s issues. She believes mental health is not a destination but a journey and finds joy in aiding clients thrive through their journey of personal growth.
"Alina is great, she does an excellent job of listening with compassion and then helped me work out solutions to help me feel better. She was a great help in helping me recognize and validate my feelings and also was able to help me implement small practices and habits in my life to help. She’s very kind and approachable and created a safe environment for me to talk and to heal and was patient enough to meet me where I was at and work with me from there." - K.O.
"Work with Alina has been great in general. She's helped me understand a lot of the way my mind functions and why I come to certain conclusions about things. Often these conclusions can be somewhat harmful to the way I react to issues in life. Alina has been great in working through these conclusions I normally come to and bringing me into a more thoughtful and mindful space."- T.S.
"I think this form of CBT has been demonstrably helpful in identifying harmful thinking patterns that I have in my relationships and reframing and moving those thoughts to a better place. Since the start of working with Alina my thought patterns in relation to issues I've had have improved a lot. I honestly didn't think I'd be able to work through them so well and so fast, but my relationships have become noticeably better along with the way I process certain events too."- M.B.