Hello! My name is Alison and I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the State of Ohio. I studied Psychology at Miami University (2007) and received a Master's degree in Clinical Counseling from the the University of Dayton (2009). I have since worked with a variety of clients across multiple settings including the past 8 years in private practice. I focus on anxiety and depression as well as relationships, family conflict, parenting and postpartum. I also have an extensive history working with young adults and college age students.
I practice from a holistic and integrative perspective which includes looking at all facets of the individual’s life and using appropriate interventions to help clients create positive, permanent change. I utilize a variety of approaches to do this including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Approach, and Systems Theory. I very much believe in meeting the client where they are at and tailoring an individual plan to help you begin to feel better.
It may not always be easy, but I will be here to help you safely explore negative emotions and focus on your goals. Therapy is a unique relationship and I will bring honesty and compassion to the process as well as provide a nurturing environment for you to speak freely and grow. I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
OH LPCC E.1200014
Alison has done a tremendous job listening to my concerns, my life updates, and overall well being and has done amazing to remain professional, unbiased, and provide guidance to help me heal and move forward in the right direction for my own well being. I can't talk positively enough about how great she has been.
Written on Feb 02, 2023 after therapy with Alison for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem
Alison has taught me to restructure my thoughts in a positive way and to always look at the things I’ve learned rather than lost. She has helped me heal while guiding me towards sustainable ways of thinking that have improved my mental health tremendously.
Written on Sep 26, 2022 after therapy with Alison for 1 year on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and family conflicts
I have been working with Alison for a few months now, and she is truly incredbile! She is very insightful, and her calm demeanor is so reassuring and helpful. She has intelligent, relevant ideas about my issues and I leave every session understanding my situation better in a new light, and/or with new strategies to help me achieve my goals. Alison is the best counselor I have ever worked with and I am so happy with my progress since I have had the pleasure to work with Alison!
Written on Aug 04, 2021 after therapy with Alison for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem
Alison is extremely helpful and I appreciate her feedback regarding what I am attempting to personally manage.
Written on Jun 27, 2021 after therapy with Alison for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, and adhd
Alison is very understanding, patient, supportive, and emotionally intelligent. She helped me identify key struggles in my life and how it tied into my relationship problems at the time, my career path, and my tendencies as a person. She taught me ways to trust my gut better when making big life decisions and have confidence in myself. I highly recommend her to anyone who's going through an identity crisis, having relationship troubles, or learning how to be gentle with themselves!
Written on Apr 12, 2021 after therapy with Alison for 2 months
Alison is great at what she does. I have seen drastic improvements in my healing process and I know I wouldn’t be where I am without Alison’s knowledge and guidance. She prompts realizations within yourself by giving you the tools you need to get there. I would recommend Alison to anyone.
Written on Jan 18, 2021 after therapy with Alison for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, and family conflicts