Alina Halonen (She/Her)

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Heal the past. Live in the present. Look forward to the future.

Associate Professional Clinical Counselor in Los Angeles, CA
Supervised by BORNSTEIN, JEFFREY TODD, LPCC

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  • Individual
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  • Family

About My Clients

Have you experienced a traumatic life event? Struggling with addiction? Do you feel lost, overwhelmed, or hopeless? Have you tried traditional talk therapies and not much has changed? By implementing a collaborative, active, direct, integrative, and holistic approach, we will help you to establish greater control over your life and gain the ability to deal with emotional stressors reflectively instead of reflexively. I specialize in treating acute, chronic, and complex trauma and addiction.

My Approach to Helping

Together we will uncover your self-defeating beliefs, removing negative or stressful judgments and allowing you to experience a more positive sense of wellbeing. You will gain the ability to deal with emotional stressors reflectively instead of reflexively, by learning about how thoughts and behaviors dictate a person’s feelings and by developing the psychological tools needed to deal with complicated feelings and situations. You will learn how to live in the moment, develop healthy ways to cope with stress, and how to regulate your emotions. We will work on resolving ambivalent feelings and insecurities you may be experiencing to find the internal motivation you need to change your behavior. We will focus on your internal strengths and resourcefulness, and less on weaknesses, failures, and shortcomings.

Why I am a Good Fit for You

I believe that trauma is an integrative experience that requires integrative healing. As a complex trauma survivor and as a trauma-informed therapist, I acknowledge the need to understand your life experiences to provide effective care. I emphasize creating a physically and emotionally safe environment, establishing trust and boundaries, supporting autonomy and choice, creating collaborative relationships and participation opportunities, and using strength and empowerment-focused perspective to promote resilience reduce the risk for re-traumatization and promote healing. I also believe that there’s more to addiction than simply cravings or dependence. I have extensive experience working in the recovery field in various settings. As someone who has a history of addiction, I have a clear and realistic understanding of the struggles one often faces during this journey. I provide alternative approaches to the 12-step model of recovery.

I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 8 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $150 - 200/session

Info

(323) 391-3422 Email Alina
4620 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027
9903 Santa Monica Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

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