Alyssa Bonheur, LSW has served as the Community Resiliency Specialist on the Sanar team since February 2020. She received a Bachelor of Social Work at Ramapo College of New Jersey and a Master of Social Work at New York University. Alyssa’s previous social work experience includes program evaluation for expectant and teen mothers in NJ, child abuse prevention, and in-home services for children with Autism.

At the Sanar Institute, Alyssa provides individual and group therapeutic services while also supporting fellow helping professionals with wellness empowerment. To support her work directly with clients, Alyssa relies on sensitivity and compassion to encourage individuals to explore their internal capacity to heal. She enjoys holding a space for individuals who have experienced trauma and oppression to feel safe exploring personal challenges while balancing play and pleasure. When engaging within the community, Alyssa is grateful for opportunities to listen and connect with people committed to uplifting public safety.

When she is not working, Alyssa enjoys restoring other parts of herself by connecting with her passion for nature, dancing and trying new food.