Alessandra Rizzotti, LCSW

(she/they)
Preferred Name: Alessandra

About Me

I'm a Clinicial Social Worker 3 at UCLA BHA. Prior to that I was a Psychiatric Social Worker 1, then 2 at the Department of Mental Health. I am Academy of Cognitive Therapy CBT certified and an EMDR therapist (LCSW 100466). I work with anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, and borderline personality disorder. As an intern at Harbor UCLA (2017-18), I was trained in modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Prolonged Exposure Trauma Therapy (PE). As a Grief Specialist at Our House Grief Support Center, I ran elementary, middle, and high school grief support groups in underserved communities (2016-17). I also provided suicide prevention and crisis intervention support at The Trevor Project (2015-18), the only national accredited organization in suicide prevention and crisis intervention for LGBTQIA youth. I support folks with complex trauma, depression, anxiety, and borderline personality disorder. I'm here to help you find balance in your wellness.

Education & Experience

CSUN - MSW 2018 CBT Certified 2018 EMDR Therapist 2021 DBT Certified with DMH 2021

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

NASW

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Addictions
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Chronic Illness/Medical Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Stress Management
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Community Mental Health Center
  • LGBTQ+
  • Underserved