Alisa Trout

Alisa Trout

Alisa Trout, LMFT

Why I became a therapist

I believe that we are who we are because of our relationships and interactions with others. To further understand our own identity, actions, feelings, and beliefs, we must first understand how our initial ideals about life were formed, whether that be through our family of origin, past relationships, trauma, and/or societal influences. As a therapist, I like to process past experiences to see how they are effecting our current experiences. Then I like to help create a new, empowering narrative to help better our future choices.

Background & Experience

I was born and raised in a small Georgia beach town. I moved to Philadelphia in 2013 to pursue graduate studies and to get a taste of city life. Since my move, I have fallen in love with this area and the opportunities it has afforded me, both professionally and personally. I have been working as a therapist since 2015. In my spare time (or self-care time), I love to dance, cook, and find new shows to watch!


  • B.S. Human Development and Family Science- University of Georgia (Go Dawgs!)

  • MFT- Master of Family Therapy- Drexel University

  • EdS- School Psychology- Rowan University (currently pursuing)

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (PA- MF001026)

Treatment Style & Specialties

Because I am trained as a marriage and family therapist, I specialize in incorporating a multi-dimensional lens (systemic thinking) when working with individuals, couples, and families. I like to use cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) interventions and incorporate self-empowerment and self-advocacy by using narrative therapy.


Fishtown/Northern Liberties:

  • The Piazza- 1001 N. 2nd St #21, Philadelphia, PA 19123

  • Palmer Park- Frankford Ave and East Palmer St, Philadelphia, PA 19125

Old City

  • Race St. Pier- N. Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19106

  • Spruce St. Harbor Park- 301 S. Christopher Columbus. Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19106

South Philadelphia

  • Ikea- 2206 S Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19148

If there is inclement weather, we can transition to an indoor location near the identified meeting spots. I am open to other suggestions should you prefer meeting in a different public location or area. Travel fees may apply!

How to make an appointment

By text message:

My up-to-date availability is shown on the calendar below. Please text our administrator at 484-679-6983 with my name (Alisa), your name (or alias), the date, time, and location of the requested appointment. They will respond within 24 hours with an appointment confirmation and any follow-up questions.

By email:

If you prefer email, please email with the same information and she will respond quickly with an appointment confirmation and any follow-up questions.

Please remember…

Do not include any information about your medical history, previous treatments, diagnoses, or medications when you book your appointment. These communication channels are for the sole purpose of booking appointments and are not HIPAA-compliant. Appointments made within 24 hours aren’t always guaranteed.

My Rate

Rate: $75 per hour for individuals; $90 per hour for couples. Student discount can be offered with proof of active enrollment, I.e. student I.D. card, which must be presented at the time of the initial appointment. I accept Venmo, cash, check, and Paypal. Payment is due at the time of services.