Alyssa Bressler, PhD

Alyssa Bressler

Alyssa Bressler, PhD
New Jersey

I am a post-doctoral level psychologist with a permit to practice in New Jersey. In 2014, I earned my Ph.D. in Clinical-Developmental Psychology from Bryn Mawr College. In addition, I am a certified school psychologist in New Jersey. I attended college at Bucknell University, where I obtained a BA in Psychology with Honors. I have primarily worked with children and teens in individual, dyadic, and family therapy, as well as parent consultation, and have conducted psychoeducational and neuropsychological testing in relation to a range of psychological and academic concerns across school and outpatient mental health settings. The process of testing is one I find intrinsically rewarding. Through psychological assessment, I am able to uncover a student’s strengths and weaknesses, and help parents journey forward from grappling with puzzling questions about their child’s abilities and behavior to having a solid understanding of their child’s difficulties and needs, as well as a positive path forward. This process can not only provide significant relief and understanding of the problems a student has struggled with at school or at home, but a great deal of movement in a short period of time.

Much of my formal clinical training experiences stem from psychodynamic, relational and play therapy approaches. While I apply therapeutic interventions through these modalities, I additionally pull from evidence-based treatments, such as dialectical-behavioral and cognitive-behavioral therapies, as appropriate.

I am a member of the American Psychological Association and the New Jersey Psychological Association.