I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California that has been providing support to our community for seven years. I received my Master's in Social Work from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.
I provide individual psychotherapy for adults. I want to understand your reasons and goals for seeking support. Even if you don't know why you'd like to be in therapy, we can explore that together. Overall, I support a process that leads to more joy and less suffering. I view therapy as a joint venture. I want to know what is hard for you and provide insights to assist you moving through pain in a healthy way. I put emphasis on acceptance of a client's current state, providing meaningful reflections, and appropriate interventions. I approach clients with a trauma-informed perspective.
I am client-centered, meaning I believe that you know yourself best. I will not tell you what issues are important, how you should make choices, or push an agenda for treatment.
I practice harm reduction, meaning I look for ways to encourage safety in people's choices. I aim to meet you where you are at. I won't hold any judgement or stigma for the choices you have made or are currently making.
I have practiced specifically in the field of HIV/AIDS for 5 years. I understand how stigmatizing, isolating and continually traumatizing having HIV/AIDS can be.
I am comfortable supporting clients coping with grief and loss, living with a chronic illness/pain, addiction, trauma and abuse, LGBT-related issues, and depression/anxiety symptoms.
I utilize a Harm Reduction approach to behavior change and never impose goals or expectations on clients. I believe I can help by parsing out your concerns, challenging where appropriate and supporting the decision you come to. I am flexible in my approach and help clients to understand their own motivations to change or problem solve.
I truly enjoy helping clients realize their full potential, whatever that means to them. I operate from a strengths-based, empowerment model that honors the client's goals for themselves.
I am only available for messaging and live chat sessions. I am not available for phone or video sessions. Please confirm your time with me before booking through the online scheduler to confirm that I am available. Thank you!
- Trauma and abuse
- Compassion fatigue
Stress, Anxiety , Relationship issues , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture , Blended Family Issues , Cancer , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Family Problems , First Responder Issues , Gender Dysphoria , HIV / AIDS , Hoarding , Hospice and End of Life Counseling , Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships , Posttraumatic Stress , Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling) , Self-Love , Sexual Dysfunction , Sexuality , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Gottman Method, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
LCSW #73562 (Expires: 2022-06-30)
Great and caring!
Great listener and seems genuinely interested in what I have to say.
She makes me feel heard and that I can fully trust her. She asks the right questions that help me untangle my thoughts and I’m really grateful
I really like that she answers me back within a good time range and I love how she helps me see things in different views. Honestly really great help.
Allison is very responsive and attentive. I can tell she processes new information given to her with a clear desire to utilize her skills in the most helpful way she can.
Allison is wonderful! I've only been on the site for a short time but already feel a lot of improvement! :)
Allison is awesome.
I've find Allison Horky to be very helpful with both in her insights and in helping me to gain a clearer perspective on what's really bothering me. I felt right away that she understood what I was going through. Recently I've been going through a particularly hard time and so it's been extremely helpful and valuable to be getting insightful feedback to some of the reactions I'm having from someone who's opinion and insights I can trust.
I look forward to continuing to work with her as much as possible and I would highly recommend her to anyone seeking help.
She's been very insightful and has caused me to reexamine the way I think about myself and my natural reactions to things.