About me

Hello, my name is Alison Chrun, MA, LMFT. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist based out of California. I enjoy helping clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, coping with addiction, stress and career challenges. I also help individuals who have suffered from trauma and emotional abuse.

My therapeutic style is warm and understanding. I believe in meeting my clients where they're at and allowing them to move at their own pace while simultaneously challenging them to work towards their treatment goals. My approach combines solution-focus, cognitive-behavioral, humanistic counseling and a heavy focus on mindfulness. I believe in molding every therapeutic approach to the needs of each specific client.

My availability on the text boards is sporadic. You will hear back from me generally within 24 hours unless I am scheduled to be on leave, which you will know about ahead of time. I do become more active on the text boards in the evening time and can engage in a back and forth text exchange at times.

I offer Live Chats, Video Sessions and Live Phone Sessions. If you are in need of an appointment sooner than my availability, please feel free to mention it to me on the boards and I can attempt to fit you in.

Reaching out for support is the first step in healing and also one of the hardest. This process can feel overwhelming and difficult. I am happy to walk this path of healing with you and look forward to speaking with you soon.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Family conflicts
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Codependency , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 8

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

CA LMFT 107977


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Alison Chrun. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written on Jun 29, 2022 after therapy with Alison for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Working with Alison has been such a blessing! I feel very heard and understood, I feel very well matched. She has been able to get to some core issues quickly and I’ve already noticed a positive shift in my day to day because of her insights, guidance, and homework. It feels really easy to talk to Alison and I appreciate being able to be fully honest and myself, I wish I had found this sooner. I really appreciate Alison, she has made a positive impact in my life in just a few sessions already.

Written on Apr 27, 2022 after therapy with Alison for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

Life changing therapy.

Written on Feb 24, 2022 after therapy with Alison for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, anger management, and coping with life changes

Super grateful to have found Allison and better help! She has been incredibly supportive and easily accessible when I needed her which is not in a stereo typical once a week type fashion or any of the therapy I was used to.

Written on Feb 14, 2022 after therapy with Alison for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management

Can't say enough about Alison, helped me through some very dark places with my son and came out on the other side with great success!

Written on Feb 04, 2022 after therapy with Alison for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Alison is Awesome! I've been through several people on this platform and Allison totally gets me. I know everyone is different and there are many different strategies when it comes to therapy but Alison gets me.

Written on Nov 23, 2021 after therapy with Alison for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and adhd

Words cannot express the level of gratitude i have, since i came across Alison’s profile. I knew she was the one that would help me. Every session we have had she hears me and just knows how to keep me on track towards the end goals i have. I am so blessed to have such an amazing therapist. I already have recommended her to more than a handful of friends that need somebody like her in their lives. If it wasn’t for BetterHelp we wouldn’t have crossed paths and I wouldn’t be where I’m at. Thank you all!!

Written on Oct 27, 2021 after therapy with Alison for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Astute and insightful and very easy to share with!

Written on Oct 22, 2021 after therapy with Alison for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

I love her approach in counseling. It aligns with all of my beliefs and I resonate with everything she tells me. I feel safe to express everything that I am feeling and I like that she helps me pin point the root of my emotions. I feel very understood.

Written on Oct 03, 2021 after therapy with Alison for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Teary-eyed as I write this. I can't be more thankful for having Alison as my therapist. Gone through so many, not one understood me, started to believe therapy didn't work. But I have never been more grateful that I didn't stop looking. Alison gives so much warmth I've never felt before. She listens, she cares, and she made me feel like I was actually worthy of being listened to. It always seems like she knows me so much more than anyone (even myself).

Written on Jun 04, 2021 after therapy with Alison for 1 year and 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

Alison is always accommodating to my schedule, always answers my messages quickly and thoughtfully, and always makes me feel comfortable! I’ve been seeing her for about 2 years now and and love her!

Written on Dec 09, 2019 after therapy with Alison for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

To be honest with you, she's way better than I thought she'd be. I didn't expect her to understand me or figure out what I've been going through but it seems like she at least knows what I'm dealing with.

Written on Aug 16, 2019 after therapy with Alison for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Alison really cares and listens to what I have to say. She takes every word in account when we work things through. She remembers what I’ve said even a month ago. She makes it easier to live with anxiety, and she offers more support than even those around me do.

Written on Jun 14, 2019 after therapy with Alison for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

I feel like I have someone who is genuinely interested in helping me. I look forward to speaking with her as she has an approach that's very direct but warm and understanding.

Written on Jun 14, 2019 after therapy with Alison for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

I’ve already recommended this platform to people in my program. I’ve had years of therapy but I think between the platform and Alison, we’ve had some pretty good breakthroughs in a matter of a couple weeks. There’s no restrictions on time and I get all the attention I would want. It’s really been a godsend.

Work with me!