Alison Iwaskow, Therapist in Yucca Valley, California — Zencare
Alison  Iwaskow
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Alison Iwaskow


Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT
California Accepting Online
Yucca Valley Accepting In-person

Contact me to schedule a complimentary 15 minute consultation to see if we are a good match.

Updated November 30, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Couples counseling
  • Life purpose & meaning
  • Anxiety
  • Spirituality & religion
  • Relationship issues
  • Psychedelic Integration

Professional statement

Alison Iwaskow is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California. She works with adult individuals and with couples. Many of Alison’s clients come in with anxiety, stress, relationship problems, and often times with a general sense of “I feel things could be better.” Her ideal client wants to explore themself and their relationships in order to experience deeper joy and peace in all areas of their life.

Alison is trained in EFT, Emotionally Focused Therapy, which focuses on the importance of healthy attachments in relationships. In EFT sessions, Alison helps to create a safe environment for couples to identify and restructure ineffective relational patterns so that they can achieve a more loving and secure way of being together. In addition to couple’s work, Alison is passionate about working with individuals to help them move towards self-actualization, fully engaging in their lives with greater presence.

Alison meets clients where they are at and tailors sessions to meet their goals. Working through a Humanistic lens, she focuses on the strengths of clients to help facilitate growth. She believes that clients are the experts of their lives and that they carry the deep wisdom necessary to catapult them into higher states of being. She weaves a dynamic mix of mindfulness, somatic work, Attachment-Based Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy into her sessions.

Alison Iwaskow received her Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Touro Worldwide University and has three years of experience working with a wide range of clients. She currently offers Telehealth to clients in all areas of California and limited in-office appointments for those in the Joshua Tree area. Alison speaks Spanish as a second language and is an ally of the LGBTQIA+ community. She values serving a diverse population of clients.

Message to clients

Searching for a therapist is a strong first step in creating positive change and a more fulfilled existence. When we take care of ourselves, we are better able to be positive forces in our relationships and in the community at large. Thank you for taking this step, your work benefits all of us.

As you carry out this search, keep in mind that having a good rapport with your therapist is the best determiner of a successful outcome. I invite you to reach out to me to schedule a free 15 minute consultation to see if we are a good match.

Some feedback that I get from my clients is that I am easy to talk with, am good at helping them to see their circumstances in new ways and that I have a calming presence. It is an honor for me to accompany my clients on their path of self-inquiry and wellness.

Whoever you choose to work with, I wish you healing and peace on your journey.


Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love.

Life purpose & meaning - Exploring one’s beliefs and values around life purpose, meaning, and spirituality; addressing the barriers to living a life that feels fulfilling, including instigating change or developing new habits

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Spirituality & religion - Exploring beliefs and practices related to meaning, existence, and spiritual health and healing; enjoying a deeper felt connection with the spiritual dimension of one's life

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Psychedelic Integration - I support clients with preparing for, and integrating psychedelic experiences from ketamine therapy to work with plant medicines. I do not administer any psychedelics in my sessions.


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)


Alison Iwaskow is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $125 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $100 - $125
  • Initial session: $125 (50min)
  • Couples sessions: $150 (50min)
  • Family sessions: $150 (50min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • As needed
Therapist's note


Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 10am-7pm
  • Wed 10am-7pm
  • Thu 10am-7pm
  • Fri 10am-5pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Yucca Valley practice
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 10am-7pm
  • Wed 10am-7pm
  • Thu 10am-7pm
  • Fri 10am-5pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 2 years

Private Practice , Psychotherapist , 2022 - Present
New Horizons Counseling, Psychotherapist, 2019 - 2022

ICEEFT (The International Centre For Excellence In Emotionally Focused Therapy), Core Skills , 2021
Touro Worldwide University, Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy, 2020
ICEEFT (The International Centre For Excellence In Emotionally Focused Therapy), Externship , 2020


California: 132396