Alia Griese

Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT

she/her/they

Verified by Psychology Today
1 Endorsed
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(831) 228-4236

Alia Griese

Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT

she/her/they

Verified by Psychology Today
1 Endorsed

Location

Santa Cruz, CA 95062
(831) 228-4236
Offers online therapy

About

Yielding to a culture of immediacy, a relationship to oneself may be difficult to prioritize. Perhaps we’re still piecing our story together. Clues may be arriving in unconscious cycles— we’ve been here before and how we got back feels, for now, like a mystery. We’re not blind to our truth. We bend, accommodate, bury, and mourn parts of ourselves lost to a world that tells us, in one way or another, that our whole self isn’t welcome. Circumstances may have reached a painful point. The therapeutic experience can provide a container of time and space to hold what’s been left behind and imagine into our fullest self.
My approach engages theoretical perspectives of contemporary Jungian psychology and intergenerational trauma studies, integrating the weight of creative material, images and sensations in dreams, personal myths, and symbolism. I work to maintain a space of dignity and safety— to honor the unique processes, histories, and wisdom that arrive with you.
I believe in a healing instinct that informs the trajectories of adults, children, and families as a whole. There is meaning to be made of our stories—my reverence for this work drives my desire to support the depth of yours. We were not meant to traverse this world alone. In the words of poet Paul Éluard, “there is another world, and it is in this one."

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $100 - $150
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: American Express, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 3 Years
  • Prelicense: California / 126256
  • School: Pacifica Graduate Insitute
  • Year Graduated: 2021
  • Supervisor: Isa Reser
  • Supervisor License: California / 102667

Endorsements

Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC
"I am continuously blown away by Alia's gift at combining intellectual analysis, clinical understanding, compassion, and pure creativity in the therapy setting. I would recommend her to anyone, especially those looking for a depth approach."

Location

Santa Cruz, CA 95062
(831) 228-4236
Offers online therapy
Specialties
  • Depression
  • Life Transitions
  • Self Esteem
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Abortion Support
  • Anxiety
  • Body Image
  • Borderline Personality (BPD)
  • Codependency
  • Eating Disorders
  • Grief
  • Internet Addiction
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
Sexuality
  • LGBTQ+

Client Focus

Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Toddler
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Sex Worker Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Single Mother

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Existential
  • Expressive Arts
  • Feminist
  • Gestalt
  • Humanistic
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Interpersonal
  • Jungian
  • Narrative
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Transpersonal
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 1 Dec 2022
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Alia Griese

Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT