Alyssa Ponder, MSW, RCSWI
Alyssa Short MSW, RCSWI
Master's Degree in Social Work
Member of the
National Association of Social Workers
Alyssa Short completed her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work at Trevecca Nazarene University and Master’s degree in Social Work at Boise State University in Boise, ID. Since 2013, Alyssa has been working with children and families experiencing crises.
Alyssa has worked with mothers battling addiction, children within a domestic violence shelter, served as a church youth director and children’s director, ran group therapy for adolescents, worked with adults and youth within a crisis stabilization unit, worked for the state as a case manager investigating child abuse and neglect, and worked as a School Social Worker for Charlotte County Public Schools.
Philosophy of Christian Coaching and Counseling
“I believe that once we have asked the Lord to come into our lives, He desires to be at the core of everything we do. Jesus desires to meet us in spaces of tremendous pain and hurt and to heal us from wounds we’ve been carrying around, some of us for decades. I see my role in Christian counseling as a helping agent to point back to Christ with the guidance of the Holy Spirit and the assistance of modern modalities of therapy.”
Anxiety, Depression, Mood Disorders, Trauma,
Grief and Loss, Transition Challenges, Relationship Distress,
Identity and Sense of Self Problems, Educational Challenges,
Family Crisis, Impulse Control, Attention Deficit
Emotional: Anxiety, Fear, Depression, Anger.
Relational: Partner, Family, Child, Employer/Employee.
Situational: Health, Occupational, Financial, Role or Age Changes.
Child, Adolescent, Adult