A creative, empathic and dynamic personality, Alyson Stack brings an eclectic, individualized approach to her therapeutic work. Alyson combines her education and clinical training with personal experiences, and approaches therapy emphasizing a collaboration of psychodynamic, existential and interpersonal psychotherapy, with cognitive-behavioral techniques. 

In addition to her private practice, Alyson holds a management role at an exclusive residential treatment center in Malibu. 

Formerly, Alyson was Clinical Director of Cliffside Malibu and held various positions at a widely recognized dual-diagnosis treatment center in West Hollywood, a well-renowned eating disorder center and a non-profit facility in West Los Angeles. In her spare time, she has had the opportunity to serve as a volunteer for several professional organizations, including NEDA's STAR (Solutions Through Advocacy & Reform) and the Eating Disorder Coalition, both raising awareness on current eating disorder legislation and advocacy efforts.  Additionally, she served as the Social Media co-chair for the Los Angeles Chapter of CAMFT.

Education & Publications

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Certification |  Los Angeles Institute and Society for Psychoanalytic Studies, 2015.

Masters of Science Degree, Marriage and Family Therapy | California State University Northridge, summa cum laude, 2009.

Bachelor of Arts Degree, Broadcast Communication Arts | San Francisco State University, 2002.

Bachelor of Arts Degree, Spanish Language & History | San Francisco State University, 2002.

Thesis: Linking Spiritual Dogmas: Educating Today's Helpers Implement Judaism and 12-Steps into the Recovery Process | California State University Northridge, 2009.

Production: Huchay Runas: Public Service Announcement raising awareness for child poverty in Cusco PerĂº, 2000.

MEDIA

LA-CAMFT Launches into the Social Media World! by Alyson Stack, M.S. and Rima Jomaa, M.A. | July/August Newsletter,  2012.

LA-CAMFT Social Media: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly by Alyson Stack, M.S., with contributions by Rima Jomaa, M.A. | September/October Newsletter,  2012.

The Top 10 Celebrity Therapists in Los Angeles www.afterpartychat.com/top-10-celebrity-therapists-los-angeles

 KLEAN Radio on the topic of Binge eating vs. Food addiction and Intuitive Eating vs. Dieting.

Professional Affiliations

| AAMFT - American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy

| CAMFT - California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, Clinical member

| LA-CAMFT - Los Angeles Chapter of CAMFT | Co-chair Social Media

| EDC - Eating Disorders Coalition, for research, policy and action

| NEDA - National Eating Disorders Association

| Phi Lambda Theta - International Honor Society and Professional Association in Education

| Sigma Alpha Pi - The National Society of Leadership and Success