Alyssa Manetta, MA
About Alyssa Manetta, MA
I am currently in my third year of clinical practice with Dr. Melissa Jinariu. I have experience providing care to children, adolescents, and their families in under-resourced areas dealing with trauma, emotional pain, and maladaptive coping mechanisms. I approach treatment from a psychodynamic- and systems-based perspective, where I place value in adapting treatment to the individual and involving the individual’s family in treatment as needed.
Education & Training
I am currently attending Azusa Pacific University to earn my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (PsyD). In May 2022, I received my Master of Arts (M.A.) in Clinical Psychology from Azusa Pacific University. I have worked with children, teens, and families with various concerns in school-based and community-based settings. Prior to the program, I received my Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Psychology at Azusa Pacific University. My dissertation is on how to talk to a child after their parent has died, specifically looking at how to tell them based on what they can understand at different ages.
I am trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Managing and Adapting Practice (MAP). I also have training in Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS-care) and Play Therapy. This year, I am receiving clinical consultation from a psychoanalyst to assist me in implementing psychodynamic perspectives into treatment. I place value in working through an evidence-based practices (EBPs), while adapting to the individual’s needs.