I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor based in New York with over 8 years of experience. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, LGBT issues, addictions, life issues, women's issues. I also helped many people from a range of socio-economic backgrounds.
My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, and solution-focused. I will tailor our dialogue and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.
It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.
What I do first is online chatting with the typing sessions first until we feel comfortable enough with each other then we move to phone and video sessions.
I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Bipolar disorder, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Co-morbidity, Communication Problems, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Gender Dysphoria, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexuality, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
NY LMHC 007667
I rarely keep therapists long term, and Alison has been my most consistent and supportive therapist that I have ever had. They are an incredible listener, help me keep good habits going, and have helped me through a lot of moments of transition and grief.
Written on Jun 30, 2022 after therapy with Alison for 1 year and 8 months
Very caring and able to have an insight on all the issues I'm having!
Written on Sep 24, 2020 after therapy with Alison for 1 month on issues concerning lgbt, and trauma and abuse