Alyson Birkeness, MS – Therapist
Alyson Birkeness is a Professional Clinical Counselor Intern registered with the California Board of Behavioral Services. She has been in the mental health field since 2010, and began her career in her home state, Missouri, working at a residential treatment center for adolescents. After completing her master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling in 2013, she relocated to California to explore more opportunities working with substance abuse and co-occurring disorders. Before joining Hotel California by the Sea’s team, she had spent over a year working with clients and families struggling with addiction at a treatment center in San Clemente, California. Alyson’s passions in this field include treating young adults, family addition, couples’ counseling, and adolescents. Outside of her career, Alyson is an avid reader and collects books. She spends time outside in nature as much as she can, walking, hiking, surfing, or just sitting along side water somewhere. Lastly, Alyson enjoys traveling to other states, countries, and visiting her parents in Arizona and Florida.