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.