WORDS & EXPERIENCE
"Alyssa is one of the most insightful, inspired, and gifted counselors I've ever had the good fortune to meet. She has the capacity to shift confusion into clarify and stagnation into fluidity. These are extraordinary life enhancing skills. She empowers others from her own deep reservoir of direct life experience. She genuinely cares, but never allows her sensitivity to others' circumstances to cloud her commitment to honesty. Alyssa is a visionary ally. You are lucky to have her on your side."
-Dorien I., Koh Samui, Thailand: Author of Unbound & The Tao of Yoga, Channel and Spiritual Life Counselor @ http://becommingunbound.com
“Alyssa listens closely and with compassion to my concerns. She is astute in her ability to distill things to the heart of the matter. Her responses are always helpful, elegant, straightforward and doable. Her meditation and mindfulness session provide rich tools for peace. I have found her immensely helpful in reaching my life goals and appreciate her unwavering intelligence and insight.”–Beth H., New Haven, Connecticut: Professor at Yale University
"If you're considering Alyssa as a counselor, follow that! She has helped me immeasurably and I am always left inspired and empowered by her. She speaks directly and clearly to the highest part of me that KNOWS, thus striking chords in me that I may have been blind to, and can little-by-little access, as I walk on. She has BEEN there, ladies (and gents for that matter.) She is one of us. She knows the pitfalls, agonies, bliss and huge expansion that can come from relationships. She has guided me towards a palpable and powerful self-love. I feel and see myself behaving differently and it's awesome. Plus, her particular style of expression is clear, concise, beautiful, and inspiring in a lasting way. She for yourself...."
-Ashley B., Portland, Oregon: GYROTONIC Instructor"Alyssa is a highly educated and well traveled healing Empath who combines strong analytical skills with highly visionary energetic reading and healing. She has been educated by well known global leaders in the therapeutic and spiritual community. She works extremely with both in a 1-to-1 setting and in a group environment."Judah D., LA, California: Tech Founder“Alyssa is an exemplary therapist, able to offer counsel for wide range of issues, from depression to relationship conflict and career transitions. Her admixture of credentials, compassion, and insight equip her to be incredible resource during times of crisis and change alike. She is a great resource to partner with and you will leave sessions with her feeling more clear, emotionally stable, and empowered.”-Emily S., New York, New York: Author"Finding a good counselor and healer is like gold. Alyssa is the most intuitive and focused listener I have ever met. She utilizes these skills with her deep and profound knowledge and insights into the human condition, to take any personal struggle or difficult situation, and view it in a very simple light, to unearth the heart of the matter. She has the ability to zoom in with an acute energetic lens: she will then work with you to implement the best and healthiest course/life decision/view, in order to maximize the enrichment of your life. Her style is refreshing: deeply supportive, honest and direct, while at the same time, her guidance is graceful and allows a dance and flow between the words and the knowledge and insights. Alyssa is so intuitive, that often her precise understanding of a situation, no matter how complex, lights up a part of my brain and body; I realize that after connecting with her, I have a very clear understanding and perspective. It is as though she taps into the energy of the historical sages and channels concrete wisdom to facilitate growth and courage in her clients- to live the fullest life possible and to choose love over fear. Alyssa is an inspiration in how she constantly expands and refines her diverse skill-sets, knowledge, compassion and attunement until they shatter away, and you find yourself in a new space of love, awareness and freedom."
-Namita D., San Francisco, California: Executive Search Expert
"I met Alyssa a number of years ago when we worked together at an addiction recovery center. She was first my colleague, then friend, but later became more than a friend. She became an intuitive guide and positive force in my life. I am grateful for her feedback, guidance, reflection and wisdom. For those who are drawn to the kind of work Alyssa does, I believe that what she says will resonate with you. You will know that you have come to the right place. Trust that you are in the nurturing hands of a brilliant therapist, and dare I say, Shaman. Yes, I dare! She possesses an old soul which is evident in her work."
-Deborah H., Portland, Oregon: Realtor
"Alyssa is an astute counselor with keen ability to zero in on the essence of your dilemma/crisis/conflict and offer a thoughtful perspective that propels you forward. She has provided me with immeasurable support and succor."
-Kathleen F., Portland, Maine: Baker
"Alyssa offered support and compassion during a very difficult time in my life. The gentle way about her provided safety and comfort as my fragility slowly changed to courage and strength. She offered loving-kindness and compassion at a time of loss and intense confusion. The 'space' that was held for me offered safe container in which to grow, with a feeling of security and comfort I had never had before. Her complete and utter lack of judgment was something I had never fully experienced until she entered my life. I felt I had permission to safely experience my grief, my joy, my losses, my love. When I look back at my history, I clearly can see the shift in my life that began during my time in therapy with Alyssa. The perspectives that she offered triggered a change in my thinking and emotional well-being, that I still carry with me. It has been 14 years since I sat in her office, yet I can clearly hear her words of compassion and encouragement as though it were yesterday."
-Riley K., Athens, Georgia: Musician & Owner, Ground Control
"I unreservedly recommend Alyssa. I would trust my family, friends, and clients to her care. Alyssa speaks paths through the tangled forest of the heart. As Alyssa's friend and colleague, I've often felt that Alyssa goes beyond helping us feel better, she helps us stand in the center of our life story-aware, curious, empowered-so that our lives unfold as poetry."Megan S., Portland, Oregon: Licensed Professional Counselor"Alyssa Gruber, Soul Counselor! Meditation Guru! That and so much more! What an extraordinary woman. She is beautiful inside and out. I met her in Mykonos on retreat, and sad to say, I was not in such a great place. I was feeling broken. She counseled me, lovingly schooled me, and empowered me! She is so full of wisdom, empathy and most of all, I TRUST HER. Anyone who is lucky enough to be enlightened by her will be forever changed. Get on the rollercoaster and take the ride!”Terry H., LA, California: Actress/Ford Agency Model/Horse Breeder