Alison Costa

Psychotherapy & Counsulation

Since the beginning of her professional career in 1992 Alison has been inspiring individuals to connect their emotions to their deepest personal expressions. In session, Alison is approachable, interactive, progressive, creative and compassionate. Treatment is aimed toward improving identified symptoms, increasing self-awareness and re-balancing interpersonal communication in relationships.  

Integrating both short-term solution focused therapy and depth-oriented long-term treatment, Alison helps individuals and couples heal from crisis situations or long standing personal difficulties.  Her experience in personal coaching helps individuals identify and attain personal goals with greater accountability. Her experience as a  Yoga therapist (, as well as with body-oriented/somatic psychology, creative and therapeutic movement, and mindfulness living practices also contribute to her expertise as a psychotherapist.

With a holistic vision, Alison encourages balance and general well-being in all areas of living, including heath, nutrition, exercise, finance, social and spiritual practice.  She considers fun, laughter and joy to be essential components of living a healthful life. She believes that over time you will feel better and you will enhance your journey along the way.


Alison is available for consultation (facilitating workshops, trainings, groups) in the following areas: Yoga Therapy; stress management; life transitions; and women in recovery. She also conducts psycho-social evaluations and provides oral testimony as an expert witness for Immigration Hearings in the San Francisco Federal Courts.