Alyson Privitera, LCPC


EMDR Certified Therapist

About Me

My aim is to employ a collaborative trauma-informed approach to help you achieve your goals. I work to thoughtfully understand that change is difficult, therefore, encompass a client-centered approach to counseling; you remain in control while I invite you to notice and explore feelings and memories throughout the journey. It is my goal to be a breath of fresh air by helping my clients to truly understand trauma and its many effects on the brain and body. My clients frequently express that no other therapist has ever understood them in a more whole-hearted manner. ​By working with me, clients are able to identify maladaptive patterns, revisit memories, and understand and acknowledge their perceptions and belief system in order to discover new ways of sensing, seeing, knowing and thriving in their world.

Education & Experience

Bowie State University, Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling University of Maryland Baltimore County, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Sociology minor

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

Licensed Clinician Professional Counselor – Maryland License # LC6057 Member of the Nation Board of Certified Counselors (Member ID 301198) Certified EMDR provider – EMDR International Association (Member ID 61136895) Certified Clinician Trauma Professional – International Association of Trauma Professionals

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Birth Trauma/Pregnancy Loss
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Stress Management
  • Survivor's Guilt
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adults
  • Expats
  • LGBTQ+
  • Underserved
  • Veterans/Military


  • English


  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna