Allison Burnam

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About Me

Hi, my name is Allison and I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker with six years of experience working in the mental health and behavioral health fields. I am a rostered Child-Parent Psychotherapy provider as well as a Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional. I have received training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Theraplay among other modalities.
I have experience working with individuals dealing with symptoms of anxiety, depression, ADHD, and trauma.
My counseling style is client-driven. I truly believe that the key to reaching desired outcomes is a positive therapeutic alliance and I look forward to forming such an alliance with you.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Parenting issues
  • ADHD
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Grief , Anger management , Self esteem , Depression , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Attachment Issues , Family Problems , Impulsivity , Multicultural Concerns , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 6

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LISW #I.1800884-SUPV (Expires: 2022-03-21)


Reviews

Written by K.I. on Sep 14, 2021 after counseling with Allison for 10 months on issues concerning adhd

Allison is great, however I wish I could schedule sessions in Better Help more than just once at a time in advance to help with consistency and keep a regular schedule.

Written by L.I. on Sep 08, 2021 after counseling with Allison for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

Allison is wonderful, she is very thoughtful and provides helpful insights. I highly recommend her, especially if you are new to online therapy.

Written by E.R. on Aug 09, 2021 after counseling with Allison for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Allison has been wonderful to work with. I feel very seen and heard with her. I will wholeheartedly recommend her to my family and friends.

Written by V.I. on Jun 09, 2021 after counseling with Allison for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and career difficulties

She's so wonderful. Responds as soon as she can and always encourages you to reach out if you need her even on her days off.

Written by S.A. on May 10, 2021 after counseling with Allison for 1 month on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

This has been a Godsend

Written by C.H. on May 06, 2021 after counseling with Allison for 2 months on issues concerning trauma and abuse

Allison has helped me through a period of transition and processing trauma from recent years and back through childhood, especially the religious trauma that has affected my relationship with myself and others. I highly recommend her!

Written by J.U. on Apr 25, 2021 after counseling with Allison for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, and self esteem

I’ve only had a few sessions with Allison but have felt almost immediately at ease and relaxed in their presence. It feels easy to be open and honest even with parts of myself that are usually hard to open up about. I appreciate that while I feel Allison being neutral and supportive in listening to me and really hearing my thoughts and concerns, Allison will also offer input that I find useful and engaging (compared to other experiences I’ve had where the counselor just feels too much at a distance). It feels like talking with a good friend, while staying present and aware in their professionalism and their clear expertise in counseling and therapy. I have seen at least five other therapists and have never felt this sense of ease or desire to continue therapy before (usually I would feel closed off and uncomfortable still after 3 or 4 sessions and then discontinue). I am looking forward to digging deeper with their guidance.

Written by J.O. on Apr 21, 2021 after counseling with Allison for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

She has been very supportive on my issue and give some tools on helping me. She is extremely responsive on my messages!

Written by T.A. on Apr 11, 2021 after counseling with Allison for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, and adhd

My time with Allison has been such an asset. I appreciate her!

Written by M.A. on Mar 26, 2021 after counseling with Allison for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Allison is great! Very responsive. She is very approachable and easy to talk to!

Written by L.O. on Mar 17, 2021 after counseling with Allison for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and anger management

Allison is a great listener who has good energy and the vibes of a pure and kind soul. She's very good with her delivery of sentences and the way she explains things.

Written by P.A. on Jan 01, 2021 after counseling with Allison for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, and intimacy-related issues

Great and very open communication. Makes me feel heard

Written by B.R. on Dec 06, 2020 after counseling with Allison for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Allison is very kind, understanding and compassionate. She has helped me greatly with my anxiety and depression and I’m very grateful to have her support. She really cares and her open minded nature makes it easy to communicate. 10/10

Written by A.U. on Oct 26, 2020 after counseling with Allison for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

She is amazing. Perfect for someone in their early 2020s, and she makes me, a person who has trouble talking with most people, extremely comfortable.

Written by B.R. on Oct 14, 2020 after counseling with Allison for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

I love talking her. Respectable and engaging.

Written by D.A. on Sep 23, 2020 after counseling with Allison for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

Alison has been and continues to help me through probably the hardest time of my life to date, speaking openly with her has helped me with parts if my life that if I'm honest I never felt comftable speaking to anyone about. Shes helping me retrain my thought process and understand my situation which is helping me cope with it.
Shes has given me tools to help see things diffrently, shes very kind and caring, shes truly changed my scepticism around seaking help.