Alessandra Rizzotti (she/they) is a mental health professional (LCSW 100466, MSW, and RYT-200) working as a Clinical Social Worker 3 at UCLA Behavioral Health Associates as of November 2021. She is also currently working in private practice as a therapist. Previously she worked at the Department of Mental Health with American Indian Counseling Center’s FSP as a Psychiatric Social Worker 1 and 2 for three years. She is a certified CBT therapist from The Academy of Cognitive Therapy, EMDR Certified Therapist trained at Institute of Creative Mindfulness, DBT DMH-Approved Clinician, and RYT 200 certified yoga instructor from Yoga Alliance and Breathe for Change. She offered clinical social work at Santa Monica Center for Acceptance and Change 2018-21 as an intern and was a DBT therapist at Harbor UCLA's Adult Outpatient Clinic as an intern 2017-18, training specifically in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE). She previously ran nine elementary, middle and high school grief support groups in underserved schools as an intern at Our House Grief Support Center 2016-18, where she also created an outreach video and provided research assistance. She has been a grief specialist through Our House every summer at Camp Erin since 2016. She previously did suicide prevention and crisis intervention support as a lifeline counselor at The Trevor Project, the only national accredited organization in suicide prevention and crisis intervention for LGBTQ youth, where she also formerly produced internal and external facing communications as the Communications and PR Manager, working with J&J, Lisa Vanderpump, Revlon, and actress Kira Kosarin. She has helped fundraise and create ad campaigns for The Trevor Project and various projects at GOOD (J&J, Whole Foods, United Nations, The National MS Society, Pearson, GAP, Purina, and more), collectively helping raise over two million dollars. The editorial series she created for GOOD, "Push for Good," helping collectively raise over one million dollars for crowdfunding projects in social impact. She has written for GOOD, Idealist, Takepart, Little Darling, Heeb, Smith, and has been featured on The White House blog for her work on the editorial series "Women Working to Do Good." In her free time, she teaches yoga, meditates, makes art, beekeeps, and writes.