I have held a Masters in Social Work since 2001; I became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in 2016. I am currently in the dissertation phase of obtaining my PhD in Psychology, Health Science.
I have worked with individuals with a wide range of concerns; depression, anxiety, various illnesses, grief and loss concerns and end of life challenges for individuals and their loved ones.
I believe in the positive regard for all. My approach is client-centered and solution-focused. I believe in tailoring a treatment plan to meet an individual's specifically unique concerns.
I have a judgement-free practice. I am here to assist an individual to better cope and manage their challenges. If you are ready to make deliberate efforts to improve your circumstance, my role is to encourage and applaud that effort in a healthy and productive way.
I look forward to working with you.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Body Image, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Self-Love, Sexuality
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
MS LCSW C10110
TN LCSW 6098
Allen has been a helpful voice, as well as a great listener!
Written on Sep 09, 2023 after therapy with Allen for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, anger management, and adhd
Allen is a great guy, he listens well and asks good questions. I feel that he really knows what I'm looking for with therapy.
Written on Jul 12, 2023 after therapy with Allen for 1 month on issues concerning lgbt, relationship issues, self esteem, and career difficulties
Allen Gholston has been such a kind, caring, straightforward, listening person. I’m really blessed to be able to have him to talk to. And his daily quotes really help spark some motivation in the mornings.
Written on May 19, 2023 after therapy with Allen for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
He comes from an angle to help me with my problems. The analogies he uses are very helpful. Highly recommended
Written on May 19, 2023 after therapy with Allen for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd
Very knowledgeable about life
Written on Mar 18, 2023 after therapy with Allen for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, and compassion fatigue
Fabulous experience with Allen. Very knowledgeable and able to meet you where you are. I very much appreciate the time I have had with Allen.
Written on Jan 25, 2023 after therapy with Allen for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd