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Alayne Dhamecha, LCSW
My therapy style blends warmth with insight, and compassion with honesty.

Our Team

Alayne Dhamecha, LCSW

Location

Licensed In

CA

Approach

Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-i), Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT), Motivational interviewing (MI), Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution-focused, Strengths-based

Therapy Style

As a therapist, I strive to create a safe place for you to be your authentic self and grow as an individual. My therapy style blends warmth with insight, and compassion with honesty. Drawing on modern psychodynamic theories and established modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, I fit my therapeutic approach to best meet my clients' needs as we work together in a collaboration of discovery and healing.

I have provided comprehensive care to countless clients in over a decade of service in community mental health in Los Angeles. My approach in treatment is to work with my clients to understand their particular needs, strengths, life ambitions, and obstacles in order to progress. In my therapeutic work, I will help to identify unhelpful thought and behavioral patterns that may be keeping my clients stuck, and we will work together not only to shed light on these patterns, but also to modify them so that clients feel more empowered in their lives.

Education

BA - Psychology, Saint Mary’s College

MSW - Social Work, University of Southern California

License Number and State

CA 75882

Pronouns

she/her

Why did you become a mental health professional?

I've always enjoyed helping others and interacting with people. As a therapist, I get to do both all day long!

What are your interests outside of work?

I enjoy walking, movies, board games, gardening, travel, and spending time with family and friends.

What is one thing you do daily that supports your well-being?

Spending time outside by either exercising or gardening.

What book have you read more than once?

The Gift of Therapy by Irvin D. Yalom because I continue to learn new things each time I read it.

Favorite organization/non-profit?

National Shetland Sheepdog Association because I am obsessed with Shelties and admire the rescue work they do.

How do you recharge?

Spending time in nature and with my family and friends.

Do you have any pets?

Yes! I have two Shetland sheepdogs. I love the story of when one of my dogs met for the first time and immediately started playing chase. They have been inseparable ever since.