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.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Self esteem
- Coping with life changes
Addictions , LGBT , Family conflicts , Grief , Eating disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Communication Problems , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Family Problems , First Responder Issues , Life Purpose , Mood Disorders , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Paranoia , Phobias , Postpartum Depression , Pregnancy and Childbirth , Self-Love , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy
LMHC #MH17232 (Expires: 2021-03-01)
It’s still a bit early but Allison has been attentive and understanding, interacting when needed to give insight and guidance. I’m looking forward to continue my sessions because I’m confident my issues are in good hands.
I've only been doing this for 3 weeks and it's helped me a lot. I'm a person with trust issues and I'm learning to trust my counselor which is a big plus for me.
Allison helped me to save my life. I was struggling for so very long. For a decade I was constantly depressed and experienced suicidal ideation nearly all the time. After an attempt two years ago during a period of substance abuse, I realized something needed to change. I tried so many therapists and no one helped... except for Allison. There’s something about the way she does her therapy that makes you feel as if you’re just having a casual conversation with a friend, but then you look back a year later and suddenly you’ve made so much progress it’s unbelievable. I have figured out where so many of my problems lie and feel as if I’ve been born again. Nothing is ever perfect, but this is already a better place than I ever expected to be. I feel as if I have a new life ahead of me. Thank you Allison!
I am so greatful for Allison Bankston. It is such a blessing to have someone to talk to and who provides insightful and new ways to view life experiences and to find ways to be more mindful and hopeful about my mental health.
Alison is wonderful. And she always checks on me when l'm not good about keeping in touch every week. I appreciate that.
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.
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.
Allison has been the best counselor I’ve ever had. She’s always so kind & I enjoy our sessions.
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 ☺️
She is really nice and although I just started therapy, I do feel comfortable with her.
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.
She’s awesome. She’s been great and exceeds my expectations every single week.
She is absolutely amazing!
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.
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.
Allison has been amazing so far! If I were closer, I would love to visit her practice in person!
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.
Allison is THE best.
I love her honesty and style. Very intelligent and knows what she is doing.
She is really amazing. She goes above and beyond for her clients.
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.
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.
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.
Allison's very good at identifying problematic causes in your life.
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.
My counselor has been very responsive and easy to talk too. I am looking forward to continue having her as my therapist.
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.
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!