About Me

Allison Clay is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who specializes in decreasing impairing symptoms of anxiety and mood disorders to improve daily functioning and quality of life.

After receiving her BA in Psychology from California State University, Northridge Allison found herself in what felt like the most unlikely of places…a middle school!  And while working with teens in education was not her plan, she discovered that it was her calling.  Ms. Clay found her true joy and passion advocating for the social and emotional wellness of students.  It quickly became apparent to Allison that she wanted to continue in the counseling field and went on to earn her MA in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University to broaden her scope of practice and not only work with students of all ages but also engage with a wide variety of clients.  

Allison recognizes that it can be difficult to put daily expectations and demands aside and make self-care a priority.    However, she also knows that there are times for all of us when life is humbling and reminds us that we are simply human.  It is in these times when we have the choice to do the most human thing possible and reach out for help. Allison looks forward to being your choice for support and working together soon!

“EVERYONE IS GOING THROUGH SOMETHING” – KEVIN LOVE


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Parenting issues
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 20

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMFT #50174 (Expires: 2024-06-30)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Allison Clay. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written by A.M. on Jun 27, 2022 after therapy with Allison for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Allison Clay is a wonderful therapist. I am grateful to have been matched with a therapist who has a background in education, she understands what I go through as a teacher. She has provided me with a lot of useful resources and has helped me bounce back to a happier self after a particularly challenging last few years post-pandemic. Allison is very kind, very understanding, and very friendly. I highly recommend her.

Written by K.E. on May 30, 2022 after therapy with Allison for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties

Allison has been nothing short of amazing in terms of being a kind and approach individual I can really open up to.
As it was my first time trying Therapy she was great at smoothing me into things with casual conversation and walking me through what we do.
10/10 would recommend Allison to others who try betterhelp.

- Keegs

Written by C.H. on May 26, 2022 after therapy with Allison for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and parenting issues

I’ve been in therapy since I was 12… I’m 30 now. Allison is by far the best therapist I’ve ever had. She listens in ways I didn’t know I could be listened to and I have never felt judged by her/I feel like I can just be completely myself with her. I look forward to therapy every week.

Written by A.L. on May 13, 2022 after therapy with Allison for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, and adhd

Allison is a great therapist, I feel my voice was heard and she was very respectful during therapy.

Written by B.O. on Apr 29, 2022 after therapy with Allison for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and family conflicts

Allison has been supportive and empathetic

Written by B.A. on Mar 29, 2022 after therapy with Allison for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, sleeping disorders, and parenting issues

Allison is all I would have hoped for. A good listener, with an ability to separate thoughts that I tend to merge into separate streams that can be dealt with differently. Very good at introducing tools to help. Only 2 sessions so far, but extreme value and insight already gained

Written by E.L. on Mar 24, 2022 after therapy with Allison for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and adhd

Allison is an awesome therapist. This was my first time in therapy and she made me feel confident in the work we are doing and she has given me tips that have already made a world of difference in my life. I look forward to continuing to work with her.

Written by M.A. on Mar 07, 2022 after therapy with Allison for 4 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and intimacy-related issues

Allison is awesome!

Written by V.A. on Feb 10, 2022 after therapy with Allison for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

Alison is the best. Always there when I need her. She gives me the best advice on how to many everyday stressors

Written by K.A. on Dec 28, 2021 after therapy with Allison for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, anger management, and bipolar disorder

She is a wonderful therapist. Very easy to talk to and always makes me feel like I’m not alone. I leave every session feeling great!

Written by M.I. on Nov 15, 2021 after therapy with Allison for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd

She is a good listener and communicates well. I often struggle to express myself. I know that when I message her she will listen. I feel heard and continue to work on myself with Allison’s help.

Written by J.A. on Oct 25, 2021 after therapy with Allison for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes

Allison clay, is such an awesome therapist! she’s truly a good listener and she’s understandable and compassionate, she provides good techniques to help you.
She’s like speaking to a friend but at the same time your therapist, she’s truly helpful. I’m so glad I got matched with her.

Written by J.A. on Oct 04, 2021 after therapy with Allison for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, eating disorders, and self esteem

I have really enjoyed my counseling with Allison! She is very real and understanding, and talking with her feels like talking to a friend. I also appreciate how respectful she is about my religious beliefs.

Written by A.N. on Sep 22, 2021 after therapy with Allison for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties

She is amazing! I wanted to continue talking with her each week but I accomplished what I came here to do. I appreciate her so much and all she's helped me with. Highly recommend Allison Clay!

Written by D.A. on Sep 09, 2021 after therapy with Allison for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, and coping with life changes

Allison and I completely connect and relate with my issues. I do believe my case is mild compared to others. I always feel better after our sessions. My main issue is getting on her schedule that meets mine. I believe that is due to her having many patients. She has been a big help for me.

Written by K.Y. on Aug 05, 2021 after therapy with Allison for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and adhd

Always a pleasure to talk to.

Written by T.R. on Aug 05, 2021 after therapy with Allison for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem

We've only had one session but Allison is very nice and professional and helpful. In the one session I had, I already gained strategies to help me. I am a shy person but with Allison I felt comfortable In opening up and letting it out. I look forward to more sessions.

Written by A.M. on Jul 26, 2021 after therapy with Allison for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Allison Clay is incredible! She’s so kind and provides great helpful options for tackling different kinds of problems. She’s very reliable and makes sure to check on her clients. I’ve learned a lot and feel more positive now thanks to her!

Written by L.I. on Jul 19, 2021 after therapy with Allison for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

She is amazing and helps me to solve my problems through engaging conversation!

Written by S.U. on Jul 06, 2021 after therapy with Allison for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

She is attentive, reaches out often and provides wonderful advice and counseling. Very professional. She is also very knowledgeable and has helped me understand a bit more of how anxiety and panic work.

Written by J.O. on Jul 04, 2021 after therapy with Allison for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and trauma and abuse

I appreciate Allison a lot.

Written by M.A. on Jun 30, 2021 after therapy with Allison for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Allison is amazing! She is skilled, experienced and deeply cares about my growth

Work with me!