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    Brittany Alva, LMFT

    Therapist: Brittany Alva, LMFT

    License Number: LMFT 116626

    Direct Phone Number: 951-387-4780

    Office Location(s): Riverside Office and Telehealth

    Days of the Week: Weekdays

    Populations Served: Adults, Trauma, Anxiety, Depression, PTSD

    Insurance Accepted: Aetna, Blue Shield of California/Magellan, Cigna, Kaiser, MHN/Health Net, Optum/United Healthcare, TriCare, TriWest, and Cash Pay.

    Brittany Alva, LMFT is a psychotherapist at Talk Therapy Center of Riverside. Brittany is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 10 years of experience working in the field. Brittany received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from University of Southern California, Riverside and her Masters of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy, Clinical Psychology from Argosy University, Orange County. Brittany has worked for a non-profit for 7 years as the Military Family Support Program manager, Compliance Officer, and clinician. She has also gained experience working in a group practice setting. She has a special passion for working with those individuals who have served in the military or are connected to someone in the military.

    Brittany enjoys conducting individual therapy and prides herself in creating a warm, welcoming, and open environment with her clients. She believes the strong foundation of therapy is the ability to create a safe environment of trust and understanding that allows clients the ability to express themselves openly without fear of judgement or reprisal. Brittany is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), which is designed to help those suffering from trauma, anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues. Brittany enjoys using EMDR in session and has found it to be effective in reducing the distress that comes with traumatic life experiences.

    "Therapeutic Book Recommendations"

    Getting Past Your Past by Shapiro

    How to do the Work by Lepera

    Outgrowing the Pain by Gil

    The Body Keeps the Score by Van Der Kolk

    Codependent No More by Beattie