A creative, empathic and dynamic personality, Alyson Albano (formerly Stack), brings an eclectic, individualized approach to her therapeutic work. Alyson combines her education and clinical training with personal experiences, and approaches therapy emphasizing a collaboration of psychodynamic, existential and interpersonal psychotherapy, with cognitive-behavioral techniques. 

In addition to her private practice, Alyson is the Director of Clinical Quality with Discovery Behavioral Health, where she contributes to ensuring the highest standard of clinical quality and best practices are provided at 100+ substance use disorder, eating disorder and mental health programs across the nation. 

Formerly, Alyson was Clinical Director of Cliffside Malibu and held various positions at a widely recognized dual-diagnosis treatment center in West Hollywood, a well-renowned eating disorder center and a non-profit 120-bed residential facility in West Los Angeles. 

Education and Certifications

Certified Clinical Telemental Health (CTMH) | Evergreen Certifications, 2020.

Certified Perinatal Mental Health Counselor (PMH-C) | Postpartum Support International (PSI), 2019.

Certified Clinical Complex Trauma Professional (CCTP) | International Association of Trauma Professionals, 2019.

Authorized Provider, California Gambling Education and Treatment Services (CalGETS) | UCLA Gambling Studies Program, 2018.

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Certification |  Los Angeles Institute and Society for Psychoanalytic Studies, 2015.

Masters of Science Degree, Marriage and Family Therapy | California State University Northridge, summa cum laude, 2009.

Bachelor of Arts Degree, Broadcast Communication Arts | San Francisco State University, 2002.

Bachelor of Arts Degree, Spanish Language & History | San Francisco State University, 2002.

Thesis: Linking Spiritual Dogmas: Educating Today's Helpers Implement Judaism and 12-Steps into the Recovery Process | California State University Northridge, 2009.

Production: Huchay Runas: Public Service Announcement raising awareness for child poverty in Cusco PerĂº, 2000.


The Top 10 Celebrity Therapists in Los Angeles www.afterpartychat.com/top-10-celebrity-therapists-los-angeles

Is it possible to be friends with all your female family members? https://www.bravotv.com/the-real-housewives-of-new-jersey/personal-space/how-to-be-friends-with-sisters-sister-in-law-family-female-friendship-advice

LA-CAMFT Launches into the Social Media World! by Alyson Stack, M.S. and Rima Jomaa, M.A. | July/August Newsletter,  2012.

LA-CAMFT Social Media: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly by Alyson Stack, M.S., with contributions by Rima Jomaa, M.A. | September/October Newsletter,  2012.

 KLEAN Radio on the topic of Binge eating vs. Food addiction and Intuitive Eating vs. Dieting.

Professional Affiliations

| AAMFT - American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy

| CAMFT - California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, Clinical member

| LA-CAMFT - Los Angeles Chapter of CAMFT | Former co-chair Social Media

| EDC - Eating Disorders Coalition, for research, policy and action

| Phi Lambda Theta - International Honor Society and Professional Association in Education

| Sigma Alpha Pi - The National Society of Leadership and Success