Hello! I'm Allie and I like to think of myself as a change agent. I help people identify the change they want to see in their lives and help them lay down the path to manifesting that change. I earned a B.S. in Psychology from Western Oregon University and an MSW at Portland State University. I am licensed (LICSW) in Washington State and I have experience working as a Primary Mental Health Therapist/Counselor, Hospice Social Worker, Addictions Counselor, and Life Coach.
I have helped clients successfully work through their concerns about a wide variety of topics and I specialize in helping people who want to have a great life but need to resolve sticking points that are keeping them from fully experiencing joy. People have come to me for help with depression, anxiety, trauma, teen counseling, couples counseling, addictions, codependency, LBGT+, gender identity, career and financial situations, parenting, aging, and grief.
I have unconditional positive regard for everyone. My counseling style is warm, compassionate, and engaging. I believe that anyone can live a life that is satisfying and enjoyable. I believe the law of attraction is as real as the law of gravity, so everything I do begins with the foundation that feeling good is the most direct path to reaching any goal.
My counseling approach includes evidence-based, proven counseling modalities such as Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Mindfulness-based Counseling. Each client has unique personal needs and preferences so I work with each to develop tailored counseling plans for successful outcomes.
For my professional development, I attend regular continuing education to stay abreast with best practices and fresh ideas. I practice what I preach and take my self-care seriously. I become better professionally and personally with every new experience and every new person I have the honor of connecting with.
I am so happy that you are here! I am looking forward to meeting you! ~ Allie ????
- Relationship issues
- Self esteem
- Coping with life changes
Stress, Anxiety , Addictions , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Attachment Issues , Autism and Asperger Syndrome , Avoidant Personality , BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , Cancer , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Co-morbidity , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Dissociation , Divorce and Separation , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Emptiness , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , First Responder Issues , Forgiveness , Gender Dysphoria , Guilt and Shame , HIV / AIDS , Hospice and End of Life Counseling , Impulsivity , Infidelity , Isolation/Loneliness , Life Purpose , Midlife Crisis , Money and Financial Issues , Mood Disorders , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Personality Disorders , Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships , Posttraumatic Stress , Pregnancy and Childbirth , Prejudice and Discrimination , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Love , Sexuality , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Traumatic Brain Injury , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
LICSW #LW60489586 (Expires: 2022-07-11)
Allie was great. It's me. Timing and finances not set up for this right now.
I have had only one appointment to date. I found Allie to be very skilled. She set a comfortable tone for conversation. I believe Allie can provide the support and resources I need.
Allie is the best
She’s a wonderful and great individual who knows her job best.
When I started counseling, it was using a program offered through my work, and I was a mess. An emotional and anxiety ridden mess. Alisa was very helpful and supportive as she helped me navigate my way through my emotions. I am doing much better now, but I will continue to see her because now that the immediate issues are handled, it’s time to dig a little deeper and deal with some old baggage. I feel like she is a partner on my journey- a guide- and I am looking forward to achieving fully good mental health with her assistance. Alisa is caring, compassionate, and most of all REAL. This makes her a pleasure to work with and I look forward to my sessions with her.
Shes the best counselor I've ever had. I feel heard and appreciated. I would have taken much better care of myself had I had her in my life earlier.