"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart.”
- Helen Keller
Alisha Sarginger is a Graduate Student Intern who will be graduating from Northcentral University with her Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy in December of 2020. Alisha excitedly anticipates receiving her license for supervised practice as a Marital and Family Therapy Associate (MFT-A*) in early 2021.
As a therapist, Alisha is inspired by the role she has in supporting her clients through the process of becoming their most authentic and ideal selves. She is passionate in her belief that we as human beings should all be afforded the opportunity to love the lives we lead.
Alisha specializes in working with couples using the Gottman Method of Couples Therapy to assist her clients in cultivating the skills required to truly love, and be loved, by those with whom they choose to lead our lives. The Gottman Relationship Check-up is an important part of her assessment process with couples. Alisha has completed Levels 1 and 2 Gottman Training and plans to complete Level 3 in the spring of 2021.
Alisha received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Upper Iowa University, with honors. She is currently an active duty military member with over 11 years of service. Her military service has given her the opportunity to receive training and experiences that have broadened her education in many ways: she has participated in leadership and communication courses; team-building courses; and training with Air Force Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Teams.
Alisha enjoys spending her free time with her husband/pets as well as running, hiking, and just being outside as much as she can.
*An MFT-A is a person who has completed their graduate schooling and is in the process of completing 1500 clinical hours of supervised practice to become a Licensed Marital and Family Therapist. The State of Alaska Board of Marital and Family Therapy is responsible for granting an MFT-A his/her license once they have competed the requirements set forth by the Board. Alisha practices under the clinical supervision of Mercy Dennis, LMFT, and the mentorship of Ashley M. Barrera, LMFT.