Alisha Hurst grew up in Payson, Utah. She moved from Utah to Nebraska with her family in 2013. She is a Provisionally Licensed Mental Health Practitioner (PLMHP). She recently graduated from Capella University with her Master of Science in Marriage & Family Therapy/Counseling. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 2013 from Chaminade University. She studied family therapy for five
years and completed one year of internship.
She has experience working with couples, families, groups and individuals. She interned at Stephen Center for one year giving her the experience of working with people facing homelessness, addiction and people with various mental health disorders.
She is a very genuine and empathetic therapist who gives those she counsels hope for a better tomorrow. She loves working with people and hopes to inspire those she works with to be the best selves they can be.
Alisha utilizes therapy skills such as cognitive behavioral therapy and solution-focused therapy which helps her clients redirect thoughts to a more positive representation of issues clients are coming to therapy with. She provides services to individuals, families, and couples. She specializes in working with children and couples but she loves working with all.
Alisha has also completed level 1 training in Gottmans Method Couples Therapy. This therapy aims “to disarm conflicting verbal communication; increase intimacy; respect, and affection; remove barriers that create a feeling of stagnancy, and create a heightened sense of empathy and understanding within the context of the relationship.”
Alisha loves working with couples and uses the learned interventions to help her couples work through problems they probably don’t realize they have. She strives to teach her couples ways to work through communication barriers and improve overall functioning of the relationship using this amazing method.