License MFC 39222
Alisa began her career in the hospital system where she innovated therapy techniques to help with stress. In her private practice she taught workshops on stress management (Sex, Chocolate & other Creative Solutions to Stress©), creativity and saw clients with health issues related to heart disease, diabetes, immune deficiency disorders, depression, anxiety and aging issues in both men and women. She initially developed The RENEW Program to use with her clients. Subsequently she teamed up with Re-Engineering Healthcare as Director of Behavioral Health to study the effectiveness and sustainability of the program.
She’s worked with firefighters throughout Southern California, Camp Pendleton and the Los Angeles Police Department as well as college professors and administrators. She has lectured at Cedars Sinai Medical Center, the University of California Irvine School of Public Health and discussed stress management, creativity, health and wellness issues (including humor and healing) as a regular guest on Sirius Radio hosted by the former editor-in-chief of Psychology Today magazine. She co-authored “Efficacy of a Cardiovascular Behavioral Intervention Program on Measures of Stress” published in The Journal of Heart Disease, using the success of RENEW and was invited to present her research at the 2016 World Congress of Cardiology.