Alyssa Van Lopik, LCSW
School-Based Clinical Therapist
Alyssa is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over five years of experience serving children, adolescents, and their families at various levels of care including: inpatient psychiatric hospitalization, partial and intensive outpatient care, and most recently managing her private practice in the Austin community. Alyssa works with clients affected by depression, anxiety, substance use, trauma and relationship challenges from individual, group and family work.
Originally from Chicago, Alyssa received her undergraduate degree in Psychology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and her Masters degree in Social Work at Loyola University Chicago. Alyssa’s approach is client centered: clients are the experts on their lives and determine the direction and depth that therapy takes. Through a strengths-based, solutions-focused, and ecological lens, Alyssa draws on multiple treatment modalities to guide clients and their respective systems in identifying strengths and developing treatment plans that accomplish their goals. Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Alyssa assists clients in exploring relationships among thoughts, feelings, and behaviors to aid in discovering dysfunctional thought patterns leading to self-destructive behaviors and beliefs. Using Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Alyssa supports clients through developing skills: mindfulness, distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness, and emotion regulation with the goal of moving clients towards a life involving the capacity for experiencing joy and freedom.