This is Alyssa M.
She is a 15-year-old girl.
Alyssa is a smart, outgoing girl who has a wonderful imagination. She enjoys school where she is doing well. This young lady enjoys baking and cooking and is a "girlie girl" who is also athletic and enjoys the outdoors. Some of her favorite foods are Italian dishes and homemade baked good.
Alyssa attends weekly therapy where she is learning to ask for the things she needs in a positive way. She enjoys being around other children, but can be competitive for attention. A strong, two-parent family who can provide structure and supervision will be important for this special young lady. The family must also be willing to participate in ongoing services and family therapy with Alyssa to continue to address her needs.
Heart Gallery portraits by Gia Worlitzky (August 2017)