Holding Space for You Through
Your Most Difficult Times

Helping people dealing with grief and loss, and other life stressors since 2006.


Private Practice

Therapist in Oakland, CA

I am a private practice therapist specializing in grief therapy, counseling, and post-suicide loss. My other focus is on adolescents and adults who are going through a tough time. I work with clients both in person, and online. 

A Safe Space to Share

I hold a space for the stories that may be too difficult for others to hear. I am an expert at helping people who have experienced the loss of a loved one or are expecting to lose a loved one due to illness. I provide an additional layer of support for adolescents who need a place to talk.


It would be impossible to overstate the positive impact Alia has had on our lives. My daughter started seeing Alia right after finishing an overnight at a locked facility + 3 weeks of intensive 8-hour/day group therapy. Within weeks my daughter was stabilizing due to Alia’s in-depth clinical approach to progression. My daughter fired 3 therapists in 2 years. After her first meeting with Alia, she proudly showed me the roadmap she and Alia had developed which was going to move her past deep depression and clinical anxiety. Today (after 3 years of barely being able to get out of bed), she’s successfully navigating a prestigious 4-year university on the other side of the country

Client since 2017

I was referred to Alia through a friend after my teenage son died by suicide. She came into my life at a time of unbearable pain and for this I am forever grateful. Alia demonstrates great empathy, a keen interest to know my son for the person he was, as well as the ability to equally listen as well as gently guide me through my emotions. Alia continues to give me tools to help me handle those unexpected trigger moments that can surface at any given time. These have helped me greatly and continue to do so. My sessions with Alia are akin to wrapping myself in a blanket for comfort and then kicking it off because I can once again attempt to brave the cold and move alongside my grief with the sage advice she has given me.

Client since 2019


Process of Healing

By closely monitoring your mental health, I help you gradually overcome your grief. It is a space where you can share, heal and grow. Whether you need help to process a traumatic loss, accidental death, or suicide, I am here for you.


"It’s ok if you thought you were over it but it hits you all over again. It’s okay to fall apart even if you thought you had it under control. You are not weak. Healing is messy and there is no timeline for healing." – Unknown