Alisa Taylor, CPSS is a Recovery Coach, Sober Companion, and a Certified Peer Support Specialist. She works closely with clients who struggle with substance use and co-occurring mental health conditions. As a Certified Peer Support Specialist, Alisa works from a place of motivating clients toward creating their own personalized goals and then assists in the discovery of creative pathways for attaining them. In addition to her work with the center, Alisa is part of the Front Line Counseling Team at one of the top residential treatment centers in the country.
Alisa has a professional background in the performing arts and believes in the powerful role creativity can play in recovery from trauma and addiction. She incorporates creative exploration with her clients through expressive arts, role play/psychodrama exercises, writing prompts, poetry, and movement. She is the founder of SAFE STAGE, a support group and open mic night for creative artists (of all kinds!) who struggle with substance use and performance anxiety. She also regularly partners with licensed therapists to facilitate healing through workshops, intensives, and retreats. In addition to her conservatory training in the arts, Alisa worked for nearly a decade as a Talent Agent in Los Angeles and New York. These days, to support her own creative recovery, Alisa continues to express herself as a performance poet, singer, and stage actor. Her first book - ANOTHER GLASS OF FINE - is set for release in 2023.