Alyson is a graduate student at Phillips Graduate Institute, earning a master’s degree in psychology for marriage & family therapy. She is currently a trainee at the Phillips Graduate Institute Counseling Center, working in the Latino Family Therapy Program. In 2009, Alyson graduated from San Francisco State University with a B.A. in Liberal Studies and Spanish. She was a volunteer with International Student Volunteers, traveling to the Dominican Republic, to help improve living conditions within a rural community. Over the past 5 years, Alyson has gained experience working with children, adolescents, and young adults in various environments, including treatment facilities, schools, and community settings. She is passionate about working in community settings, to make mental health care more readily accessible for all members of a community. Alyson has experience working with a variety of multicultural populations, and would like to continue to work with families from various cultural backgrounds to understand and acknowledge each and every individual’s relationship with their own cultural identity.