Provider type: Therapist
Serving: Adolescent (Ages 18+), Adult
As you get to know Allison and work with her, you will know that she’s there for you because she’ll be deeply present with you, curious about you, and talk genuinely with you. Over time, together you’ll explore and discover how you’re proceeding in your life and where you want to go. Together, you’ll be able to identify your strengths and areas for growth. You’ll experience kindness and gentle honesty. You’ll learn how to treat yourself with more patience and compassion.
Allison works with individuals (older teens, adults, and senior adults) and couples. She believes that having a caring, collaborative, and lively relationship is the foundation of therapy. She also understands that this kind of strong, open relationship takes time and a lot of courage to build; many of us enter therapy because we’re longing for connection and have been disappointed in the past. Allison’s clients are able to experience and try out ways of relating during sessions that they can use in life beyond therapy.
Through different clinical methods, Allison helps her clients become more aware of the habitual patterns of their minds, your hearts, and body so that they can decide which patterns to keep and where, possibly, to change course. Specifically, Allison uses combinations of EMDR, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Existential Therapy, attention to attachment, and mindfulness practice.
Allison has 12 years of experience as a therapist—first at a university, then in public health, and now at LifeStance. She has over 15 years of experience working in nonprofit and educational setting, which eventually led to her to become a therapist. She has a Bachelor’s degree in English from Princeton University and a Master’s in Counseling Psychology from the University of Colorado Denver.