Alyson Lischer, Therapist in San Diego, California — Zencare
Alyson  Lischer
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Alyson Lischer


Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT Master of Science, MS
California Waitlist Online
San Diego Waitlist In-person
Updated November 28, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Eating disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Life transitions
  • Couples counseling
  • Family issues

Professional statement

Alyson Lischer is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in San Diego. In her practice, she enjoys working with adolescents and adults for individual, couple and family therapy. Her practice is focused on the treatment of eating disorders, mood disorders and life transitions. She is also passionate about helping families and couples learn to support each other more fully and build genuine connectedness in their relationships.

Clinically, Alyson takes a client-centered treatment approach which aims to honor each client’s needs and internal strengths. Alyson approaches treatment collaboratively and strives to empower her clients throughout their treatment process. The goals of therapy typically are focused on helping clients heal holistically, improve coping and communication skills and learn to recognize their resiliency. Therapy should be a safe space for all bodies, therefore, Alyson is passionate about disrupting diet culture and is Health at Every Size aligned.

Alyson completed her master’s degree with an emphasis in Counseling Psychology at Mount Saint Mary’s University. She received her bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Psychology from Saint Louis University where she attended on a volleyball scholarship. She completed her clinical training at Mariposa Center for Women and Children in Orange, CA where she taught parenting classes and provided individual, family and group therapy. She also finished some of her clinical hours in private practice in Monrovia and San Diego.

Throughout her career, Alyson has been committed to helping clients connect and access appropriate clinical care. She was the Director of Admissions and Business Development at Reasons Eating Disorder Center, as well as, the Intake Supervisor at the UCSD Eating Disorder Center. She is the immediate past president of the San Diego Chapter of iaedp (International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals) and is passionate about being involved in her professional community. She has completed trainings on Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for Couples, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Seeking Safety and is a Be Body Positive Facilitator.

Alyson is currently offering Telehealth sessions within the state of California. Her primary office location is in Rancho Penasquitos in San Diego, CA.

Message to clients

Thank you for checking out my listing and taking the bold step to find a therapist. This process can often feel overwhelming and I hope the information provided will be helpful in making it feel less daunting.

In therapy, I believe the therapeutic relationship is the essential to the healing process. One of the core values of my practice is authenticity. I am committed to showing up authentically and working collaboratively with you. I want my clients to feel like they are meeting with a real person who is going to laugh with them, cry with them and most importantly be present with them.

I want you to not only feel safe but also seen, heard and connected. I believe true healing happens in a space that honors all of you and allows you to fully show up.


Eating disorders - Reducing unhealthy eating patterns, beliefs, and behaviors, such as restricting, purging, and binging; healing the emotional pain surrounding disordered eating

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

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

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

Family issues - Promoting communication and supporting family members to address challenges and reduce conflict and distress


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


Alyson Lischer 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: $180 (45min)
  • Couple/family sessions: $220 (60min)

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
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week


Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 9:00am-4:00pm
  • Wed 10:00am-4:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-3:00pm
  • Fri 10:00am-2:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

San Diego practice
16885 West Bernardo Drive, Ste 245, San Diego, California 92127
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 9:00am-4:00pm
  • Wed 10:00am-4:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-3:00pm
  • Fri 10:00am-2:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 13 years

Private Practice, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, 2018 - Present
Reasons Eating Disorder Center, Director of Admissions and Business Development , 2014 - 2018
UCSD Eating Disorder Center, Intake Supervisor, 2011 - 2014
Reasons Eating Disorder Center, Manager of Eating Disorder Admissions and Business Development , 2009 - 2011

Certified Eating Disorder Specialist-Supervisor (iaedp) , CEDS-S, 2021
Mount Saint Mary's University, MS, Counseling Psychology, 2009
Saint Louis University, BA, 2004


California: LMFT84748