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
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Family conflicts , Grief , Eating disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , Communication Problems , Family Problems , First Responder Issues , Life Purpose , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

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


Reviews

Written by J.E. on Jul 31, 2020 after counseling with Allison for 10 months on issues concerning self esteem

Alison is wonderful. And she always checks on me when l'm not good about keeping in touch every week. I appreciate that.

Written by R.A. on Jul 30, 2020 after counseling with Allison for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Allison is the greatest! Very encouraging and understanding. Super sweet and genuine. I wouldn’t want to have anyone else. I hold her near and dear to my heart and she has helped me throughout many transitions in my life. I would recommend her to anyone looking for help. 11 out of 10 stars for me.

Written by M.A. on Jul 30, 2020 after counseling with Allison for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

I have really been struggling with many life changes throughout this Pandemic and I am so grateful that Allison has been here for me to validate my feelings and give me helpful tips in how I can move out of the funks that I am in.

Written by J.A. on Jul 25, 2020 after counseling with Allison for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and anger management

Allison has been the best counselor I’ve ever had. She’s always so kind & I enjoy our sessions.

Written by J.U. on Jun 16, 2020 after counseling with Allison for 8 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Allison is incredible! I’ve been working with her for just under a year and she’s helped me tremendously with my anxiety and unwanted intrusive thoughts. Literally don’t know what I’d do without her. She’s become not only my therapist but also a friend and confidant. Although she’s helped me heal my anxiety almost fully I chose to continue working with her because she’s helped me keep my overall mental health in check ☺️

Written by D.E. on Jun 02, 2020 after counseling with Allison for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

She is really nice and although I just started therapy, I do feel comfortable with her.

Written by W.H. on May 27, 2020 after counseling with Allison for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, and compassion fatigue

Allison is warm, kind, and gentle in her approach. She has been very patient with my ambivalence as a client and has maintained her presence. I appreciate Allison's encouragement and reminders of my own strength.

Written by J.E. on Apr 29, 2020 after counseling with Allison for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

She’s awesome. She’s been great and exceeds my expectations every single week.

Written by J.O. on Apr 28, 2020 after counseling with Allison for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

She is absolutely amazing!

Written by C.A. on Apr 24, 2020 after counseling with Allison for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Allison is absolutely incredible. When I came to her, I was at a very low point with many issues both new and old having built up to a head. She helped me get control of my life again and develop the skills to not just return to normalcy but improve.

Things have continued to be rough and new challenges have continued to come up, but I know I wouldn’t still be doing okay without her help and I know with her help I can learn how to get through anything and everything that happens.

After years of being put off therapy from bad experiences elsewhere, she totally restored my faith in therapy and helped me immensely. She is so incredibly kind and understanding and helpful. I could never thank her enough and could never recommend her enough.

Written by B.R. on Apr 23, 2020 after counseling with Allison for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

The most understanding counselor. She doesn't butt-in she just listens and ask questions that are relevant to your situation and make you think about yourself from the outside looking in. 10/10 recommend.

Written by A.D. on Apr 18, 2020 after counseling with Allison for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, and self esteem

Allison has been amazing so far! If I were closer, I would love to visit her practice in person!

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 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!