Aly Makena

Aly Makena is known as the Rethink Shrink with Rethink Industries. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Internationally Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor II, Internationally Certified Co-Occurring Disorder Professional, Intervention Specialist, Educator, Writer, and Presenter.

Aly specializes in trauma, couples, severe and persistent mental illness, as well as, substance abuse. Aly utilizes Brainspotting, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Choice Theory, Harm Reduction Methods, Equine Therapy, and The Gottman Method as primary modalities.

Aly is a firm believer that no matter what rough roads and alleyways life may lead us down there is always a path towards healing. Through the path of healing, we are led to a place where we can THRIVE. This path is chosen, one you must be prepared for, when entering into a therapeutic relationship.

Aly’s treatment comes in the form of finding one’s own personal strengths, as a strength-based therapist. The objective is to support clients in learning the tools necessary to make healthier choices, to have more promising futures, and to become more accepting of their pasts. She is passionate about encouraging clients to push through the past, identify previously unimaginable goals and find gratitude in their mistakes and hardships in order to promote healing, increase insight, and decrease internalized trauma.

Aly’s experience lies in helping clients find their way towards new and prosperous futures and her expertise resides in the study of rethinking the way we create and foster relationships and rethinking traditional forms of psycho-social therapy.

What you can expect from treatment

Treatment will likely be a mix of emotions. Times may be hard and trying but laughter, occasional foul language, and creative interventions will construct the majority of time spent together. Aly believes that healing essentially comes from loving yourself, accepting your past, and laughing – A LOT.

What is this loving yourself thing people speak of? Well, this is a question Aly gets regularly! Loving yourself is an actionable, measureable thing. When you stop engaging in arrangements with people and start being in true authentic relationships by being 100% honest with yourself and the people around you and you know in your heart you are doing what feels right, that allows you to feel good about yourself. Even if someone doesn’t want to be around you anymore and you feel good about your choice, than you know you are headed in the direction of truly loving yourself. Melody Beattie speaks about this in her book, Co-dependent No More and this is just one example of an actionable researchable thing to improve your overall feelings of self-love, self worth, and confidence.

 

Certifications

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist – LMFT #84798

Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor II (CADC II, ICADC)

Gottman Level III Couples Therapist

Brainspotting Level II

Interventionist

 

Professional Affiliations

Member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists

Treasurer and Performer for the Quincy Circus – Quircus @ quircus.com

The Rotary Club – Quincy, CA