Alyssa Mandel holds a master of social work from Columbia University and has been working as a licensed clinical social worker for more than 15 years. Possessing extensive experience in everything from psychotherapeutic counseling and crisis intervention to designing after-school programs and implementing intake strategy, she has worked for such organizations as the Brooklyn Bureau of Community Service and Mt. Sinai Hospital’s Adolescent Health Center. Alyssa Mandel now leads the Mandel Center of Arizona as founder, CEO, and director.
Believing that a therapeutic relationship can empower clients and help them improve their lives, Ms. Mandel combines a variety of therapeutic techniques to treat a range of disorders, including depression and anxiety. Despite the wide range of problems she treats at her center, she specializes in treating eating disorders and has given several lectures on the subject. She belongs to the Anxiety Disorders Association of American and National Eating Disorders Association and was named to Phoenix Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 in 2008.
Beyond her work as a therapist, Ms. Mandel is active with various community organizations. She volunteers with the ASPCA, Save My Hungry Children, and Crisis Nursery. She also serves on the board of directors at her local YWCA.