Workshops + Conversations

ID: Alyssa speaking on stage at TEDxPittsburghWomen.

Sample Topics:
What is Radical Mental Health?
Autonomy + Self-Determination in Mental Health Care
Fighting Mad-Exclusionary Mental Health
Storytelling As Activism: Reclaiming Our Narratives

Alyssa has led workshops and informal conversations for teen and adult audiences in a variety of settings, including at Duquesne University, Carnegie Mellon University, and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region. Alyssa specializes in topics related to radical mental health, neurodiversity, madness, and disability justice and is open to collaborations.

Mutual Aid Support + Artistic Expression

ID: Alyssa dancing on a windowsill in front of a wooded area. Their dog is laying on the bed in front of them.

Sample Topics:
Expression Through Writing + Movement
Activities on Identity + Power Structures
Creating Mutual Aid Support Spaces

Alyssa has led radical mental health workshops and activities centering expression, whether through spoken, written, image-driven, or body communication. They have worked with organizations such as Write Pittsburgh, the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, and A+ Schools.

Consulting Work

Alyssa in an orange suit with a white undershirt and white shoes. They are smiling.
ID: Alyssa in an orange suit with a white undershirt and white shoes. They are smiling.

Areas of Expertise:
Radical Mental Health Equity + Justice
For Organizations + Community Groups
For Mental Health Professionals + Providers
For Researchers Working With Directly Impacted Communities

Past Clients:
UPMC Children’s Hospital (Qualitative Research)
Write Pittsburgh (Mental Health + Self-Expression, Suicidality in Teens)
Creative Nonfiction (Mental Health + Self-Expression)