ABOUT ALAINA STECHMESSER

THERAPY APPROACH

Alaina’s brings enthusiasm and compassion into each session. Using a client-centered and collaborative approach, Alaina strives to provide each person with an individualized journey geared towards reaching their goals and improving their overall well-being. Alaina believes there is value with therapist-client relationships and creates a non-judgmental and supportive atmosphere.

Alaina has spent her career in an array of agencies, including community mental health, child welfare, foster care, schools and partial hospitalization programs. She has worked with children, teens and families in a variety of care settings and with various backgrounds. Alaina incorporates evidence based treatment modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT). She also received specialized training in Family Based Treatment (FBT) utilized with eating disorders such as Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa and Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID). 

Alaina is a Colorado native, a lover of all sports, and a food enthusiast. In her time after work, Alaina enjoys hiking, reading at the lake and spending time with her family and dog, Jax. Alaina offers both telehealth (audiovisual) and face-to-face therapy services.

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

  • Eating Disorders

  • Complex Trauma

  • Anxiety Disorders

  • Depression and Emotional Dysregulation

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder – Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP)

  • High Conflict Families and Parent Coaching

  • Life changes and relationship concerns in teens and young adults

2013 - Bachelors in Social Work at Colorado State University

2016 - Masters in Social Work at Colorado State University

2017- Child and Adolescent Trauma, International Association of Trauma Professionals

 

2021 -  Licensed Graduate Social Worker

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