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Allison Hirtzel, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Family conflicts Coping with life changes Compassion fatigue
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About me

Hello, and congratulations! You've taken the first step to invest in the hope of a better life for yourself. While that may sound lofty, it's just what you're doing! This effort takes a lot of courage, strength, and sometimes getting out of our own way. I believe that we all have the ability to construct our lives so that we can experience frequent joy, ongoing fulfillment, and wholeness. Approaching your therapy needs from a strengths perspective means that I will be introducing you to the strength you have within yourself that can be enhanced to affect change in your life.

I have a masters degree in clinical social work, and work as a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW). I have practiced clinical social work for the past 10 years, working with a diverse population of clients including individuals experiencing homelessness, veterans, patients in a medical setting, and private practice therapy clients. The commonality in these patients is they all needed tools and a helping partner in order to feel better. Your journey in therapy is a very personal one. My goal as your partner is to creatively use the resources learned from my practice experience to implement one or several of the following theoretical approaches to therapy: cognitive behavioral therapy(CBT), psychotherapy, solution-focused therapy, trauma informed therapy, and mindfulness practice.

From me you can expect a warm, non-judgmental, open minded clinician who will work to wholly understand your therapy needs; a pragmatic yet emotionally intelligent communication style; and my full presence in helping you meet your therapeutic goals.

Professional experience

10yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Family conflicts Coping with life changes Compassion fatigue

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coaching, ADHD, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Avoidant Personality, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Control issues, Dependent Personality, Divorce and separation, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Jealousy, Life purpose, Midlife crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic stress, Self-love, Women's issues, Workplace issues

Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

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These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Allison Hirtzel. 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.

My experience has been a positive one so far. Allison has been a great source of knowledge and information in helping with my anxiety after being bitten and attack by a dog. I am grateful to have a listening ear.

Written on Jun 26, 2022 after therapy with Allison for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue