Allison Bankston

(MS, LMHC)

About Me

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, MH17232, specializing in individual and couples counseling, and maintain a private practice in Deland, Florida. I graduated with my Master's of Science in General Mental Health Counseling from Capella University in 2016. I currently work with a broad spectrum of clients but my expertise is in using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Solution-Focused therapy for anxiety and depression.

I consider myself an interactive, cognitive behavioral and solution-focused therapist. My therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. I integrate complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, I work with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes

I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Grief, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Coaching, Compassion fatigue

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMHC #MH17232 (Expires: 2021-03-01)


Reviews

Written by J.E. on Mar 28, 2020 after counseling with Allison for 6 months on issues concerning self esteem

This is not the first review I've written praising Allison. I've just resumed working with Allison after abruptly "dissappearing" for many weeks, without offering Allison an explanation or replying to her many messages. (I received notifications, but I never opened the app during this time.) Whatever made me stop counseling -- and I still don't know why -- it had nothing to do with Allison or her work with me. Yet throughout this period, Allison never stopped trying to reach me to find out if I was ok. Just knowing that she would never stop reaching out to me helped me, and eventually convinced me to reach back. I'm happy and relieved to be working with Allison again.

Written by J.A. on Mar 25, 2020 after counseling with Allison for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and anger management

Allison has been my favorite therapist I have ever had in my entire life. I am so grateful that she has been able to guide me and kinda keep me in check.

Written by J.E. on Feb 24, 2020 after counseling with Allison for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and family conflicts

Allison changed my life in our first session she immediately identified my weaknesses and my strengths and brought it to my awareness. That first session with Allison literally changed my life and gave me a new perspective! I will forever be grateful for Allison and her dedication to her clients and her knowledge I feel like better help paired me with the perfect counselor . Allison is also a great listener and knows just want to say And just at the right time . I look forward to many new enlightenment’s with my time with Allison . Thank you better help thank you Allison this is a game changer.

Written by M.E. on Jan 28, 2020 after counseling with Allison for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

Allison is THE best.

Written by M.E. on Dec 27, 2019 after counseling with Allison for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I love her honesty and style. Very intelligent and knows what she is doing.

Written by E.L. on Nov 23, 2019 after counseling with Allison for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

She is really amazing. She goes above and beyond for her clients.

Written by R.A. on Nov 12, 2019 after counseling with Allison for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Allison is amazing! Very understanding, attentive and caring. You can tell she loves what she does and is very committed. I would definitely recommend her.

Written by M.I. on Nov 12, 2019 after counseling with Allison for 1 week on issues concerning stress, anxiety, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Ali is wonderful. Easy to talk to and extremely comforting. I reached out when every thing was falling apart and last minute. Without her, I don’t know what I would have done. She’s attentive and has checked on my consistently, and provides actual tools to cope, in my case, anxiety, along with being a great listener. Could not be happier and feel blessed to have an opportunity to work with her.

Written by A.L. on Nov 07, 2019 after counseling with Allison for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Allison is super friendly and I love talking with her! She's helped me to better understand myself and is a great person to talk to! Thanks to her I'm slowly starting to resolve my issues.

Written by A.N. on Oct 08, 2019 after counseling with Allison for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

Although we haven’t spoken too much yet I do feel comfortable enough with Allison to open up about anything which isn’t something I’m able to do with most people nowadays.

Written by J.O. on Oct 08, 2019 after counseling with Allison for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Allison's very good at identifying problematic causes in your life.

Written by P.R. on Sep 30, 2019 after counseling with Allison for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching

She is great at making me feel comfortable in communicating my worries and concerns without being judgmental. She offers detailed advice which helps on a day to day basis. It’s a very engaging counseling experience with many activities and friendly communication.

Written by A.N. on Sep 28, 2019 after counseling with Allison for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

My counselor has been very responsive and easy to talk too. I am looking forward to continue having her as my therapist.

Written by T.I. on Sep 26, 2019 after counseling with Allison for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Allison has been such a light in my life. I started off feeling lost and confused as I explored I chartered territory, and from the get-go she has been there to listen, offer advice and assistance in multiple forms (e.g. worksheets, videos) so that I can improve upon myself. She always answers in a timely fashion and follows up to check in on me.

Written by Y.A. on Sep 19, 2019 after counseling with Allison for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Allison, although I've only known her for a few weeks, is extremely understanding and knowledgeable. She doesn't impose a pace, she lets you set it yourself. I look forward to a long-time collaboration with her!