Working together

I travel around the country giving talks, hosting workshops and engaging on panels on the topics of healing from sexual trauma and supporting survivors.   I am available to create custom work in partnership with academic and medical institutions, nonprofits, and corporations. Just fill out the contact form and we can talk about working together.

Talks and keynotes

Examples of keynotes and talks that I have given:

Healing from sexual violence, including:

  • Hope and healing from sexual violence as a young person
  • How to be a good friend to a sexual violence survivor
  • Navigating dating and sex while healing 

The epidemic of childhood sexual abuse, including:

  • How to position your organization to better serve child sex abuse survivors
  • Understanding how child sexual abuse shows up on college campuses 
  • Incorporating childhood sexual abuse into larger conversations of sexual violence
  • For therapists and clinicians: how to better support to adult survivors of child sex abuse

You can get a sense of what I'm like by checking out The Moth grandSLAM five-minute story.  


Workshop Topics

  • Writing Through Healing
    Therapeutic writing to support ourselves healing from trauma
  • Taking Care of Ourselves While Working in the Sexual Trauma Space
    For professionals and volunteers working in the field
  • Making Our Work More Inclusive for Childhood Sexual Trauma Survivors
    For professionals and volunteers to better understand how to incorporate childhood sexual trauma into their work with survivors


“I would honestly recommend this workshop to anyone—I feel like by coming I’ve practiced self care and love. I didn’t realize how much I needed this.”
Healing through Writing Workshop participant
I appreciated Alisa and her attitudes towards all of us. She made everything seem okay and valid and accepted. I did not once feel sad or upset, which I thought I might, but her presentation emphasized the healing and positivity. I feel at peace.
Healing through Writing Workshop participant
The workshop made me feel hopeful for a happier me. I want to start working on taking better care of myself.
Caring for Ourselves While Working in Sexual Trauma Workshop participant
Alisa's experiences make her super wise. Also she was so easy-going and approachable, it made the space feel very safe.
Caring for Ourselves While Working in Sexual Trauma Workshop participant
Alisa brought a welcoming and loving energy to our campus that was unmatched to any event I have ever attended. Her wit, empathy, and ability to connect with the audience created an environment filled with love, acceptance, and healing. The conversation that Alisa started on The University of Michgan's campus was vital and I hope to continue to have this conversation in the future.
Emily Kiernan
SAPAC, The University of Michigan

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