Alison Goad


About Me

I am a licensed clinical social worker in Tennessee. Over the past twelve years of clinical practice, I have been privileged to assist people in becoming the best versions of themselves by utilizing cognitive behavioral and psycho-dynamic(talk) therapy, as well as utilizing mindfulness practices. I have helped many people with issues such as depression, anxiety, grief, low self-esteem, attention difficulties, codependency, relationship difficulties, anger management, parenting, communication, decision making, coping, trauma, and stress management.
My approach is client centered which means we begin therapy where you are. I want to learn all I can about you so we can work together to develop a plan that is perfectly tailored to suit your particular needs. In our communications I will actively listen to you and show warmth, care, and compassion for your struggle. We will work together toward your goals so that your overall achievement through this process will be you at your best.
Life can sometimes be hard and there's nothing wrong with reaching out for a little help. You've already taken the first step today toward healing by looking on the Betterhelp platform. This tells me you're ready to feel better, and I believe I can help you get there. My passion is to help others reach their highest potential. It is my gift and I'd like to share it with you if you are ready to receive.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Self esteem
  • Depression

I also have experience in Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder

Years of Experience: 12

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LCSW #5224 (Expires: 2021-12-31)


Written by A.L. on Aug 09, 2018 after counseling with Alison for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, and self esteem

Alison has been a huge pillar of support through a rough patch in my life. I am so grateful for the time I have had with her. I will definitely reach back out to her in the future when I need extra advice, support, and guidance!

Written by B.A. on Nov 14, 2017 after counseling with Alison for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and self esteem

Allison has been my light in a very dark pit of despair. We are working together to pull me up and out. I would not have come this far without her expert help. Thank you for the care you provide, Allison.

Written by N.I. on May 09, 2017 after counseling with Alison for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, and self esteem

I love the convenience of this app and the counselor I was matched with is a great fit. I've seen 3 other counsellors in the past and Alison has helped me the most.
She's easy to talk to and gives good advice that makes me think outside of the box.
Highly recommend.