Hello! I'm Alina Halonen
A LICENSED PROFESSIONAL CLINICAL COUNSELOR
As a Licensed Therapist specializing in trauma and addiction, my dedication is to create a compassionate and empowering therapeutic space. My approach is deeply rooted in both academic knowledge and personal experience. My own journey through addiction, trauma, and mental health challenges has enriched my perspective, allowing me to offer insights crafted from a blend of professional training and genuine, lived experiences. I actively champion the power of resilience and emphasize the significance of self-care, boundaries, and holistic well-being.
With a keen understanding of the LGBTQ+ community and polyamorous dynamics, I offer a unique perspective on the challenges and triumphs these communities face. My unwavering commitment is to provide an affirming and inclusive environment that celebrates the diverse spectrum of identities and relationship dynamics. In our therapeutic alliance, trust and collaboration are paramount. Beyond traditional counseling, I actively engage with clients, challenging them with thought-provoking questions and equipping them with actionable strategies. My ultimate mission? To guide you towards enduring positive transformation and heightened self-awareness.
My style is warm, reflective, and genuine. I welcome and value collaboration and input during the therapeutic process.
At my core, I am an educator. My passion lies in fusing the artistry of therapy with an encompassing education on mental health and the essential mind-body connection. Embracing authenticity, I connect with clients by showcasing the transformative power of vulnerability. This genuine approach often sees me weaving in my personal journeys when they resonate and benefit the therapeutic process.
Dedicated to delivering tailored care, my therapeutic approach encompasses a diverse palette of evidence-based modalities. These range from widely recognized behavioral therapies like CBT, DBT, and EFT, to specialized practices including Trauma-Informed Approaches, Somatic Work, IFS, and more. This breadth of expertise is underpinned by my advanced certifications: as a CCTP, C-DBT, CAIMHP, and CSTS. Each session with me is a testament to my commitment—ensuring every client receives personalized, effective, and transformative care.