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: 2021-03-31)


Reviews

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 J.E. on Oct 04, 2019 after counseling with Allison for 2 weeks on issues concerning self esteem

Unlike the few office-based counselors I've had from time to time, Allison understands just how debilitating my procrastination problem has been. She agreed with my suggestion to serve as an "accountability coach" to help me get things done at a reasonable pace. It is no exaggeration to report that the results so far have been life changing.

The fact that I am able to message Allison and receive a response from her each day has been the key to my behavioral and emotional improvement over the past couple of weeks. We also touch base weekly in a live video session. I cannot recommend Allison or BetterHelp highly enough.

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 M.E. on Sep 30, 2019 after counseling with Allison for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

Allison has been awesome so far. I'm still pretty new at this platform and she's made it an amazing experience!

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!