Hello! If you are exploring Better Help you must be struggling with something significant in your life. Finding the right person to help you through these challenges is very important. I want to provide you with more information about me in order to help you decide if my experience and style is the right match for you.
I am a clinical social worker licensed in New York and have over 20 years of experience working with people from all different backgrounds facing a variety of life challenges. Much of my experience has been working with people who have been impacted by trauma, depression, anxiety, domestic violence, sexual assault, family conflicts, parenting challenges and big life changes. I have training in Trauma Focused - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Counseling and Motivational Interviewing.
I find hope in helping people heal and transform after trauma, loss and change. I believe in person centered care and honor that you are the expert in your life. Together we will discuss your concerns, map out your goals and develop the best way forward. I am reflective in my practice and commit to remaining responsive to your needs.
I am open to interacting with you in the manner that is most comfortable for you. I find it helpful to participate in video session/s to start so we can get to know each other and let our contact evolve from there. I am open to phone and texting as well. My current availability is evenings and weekends but check messages twice throughout every day.
I know it can be hard to take the first step in reaching out for help and finding the right counselor for your journey. I would be honored to work with you!
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Communication Problems, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Family Problems, Guilt and Shame, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
NY LCSW 077232
Allison is by far the best therapist I’ve ever had. She is the perfect combination of a sounding board but also pushes back when she hears inconsistencies or unhealthy thoughts patterns. She goes out of her way to do research into topics that she isn’t as familiar with so that she’s better prepared to help in those arenas. She is incredibly insightful and empathetic. I hope I can find another therapist who’s as good as she is!
Written on Feb 22, 2023 after therapy with Alison for 10 months on issues concerning lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes
Alison is the best! She’s a wonderful listener and also challenges me to think outside my comfort zone. I love all the conversations with her. It helps me a lot to become more peaceful. I am trying to figure out a way to continue therapy with Alison for the long term
Written on Aug 19, 2022 after therapy with Alison for 4 months on issues concerning family conflicts
A kind and compassionate therapist
Written on Jul 06, 2022 after therapy with Alison for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd