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Allison McLaurin, LCMHC

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Trauma, Abuse Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

Hey, my name is Allison but I go by Alli and I just wanted to thank you for taking the time to consider your mental health! I have a Master's degree from Winthrop University in Counseling and Development with an emphasis in Clinical and Mental Health Counseling. I am a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC), and a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC). I am currently in my third or advanced year of specializing in a trauma-informed approach to counseling called Somatic Experiencing (SE).

I consider myself to be a grounded individual who understands the human experience and just how painful it is at times. However, I have complete trust in my clients' ability to heal themselves and build a more satisfying life with proper support. Nevertheless, I believe it is my moral responsibility to show up for my clients as a human myself. This means I do not believe in a cold and detached professional relationship with my clients. I practice professional immediacy, meaning I will interact with you and your story in a healing manner as we explore your life together.

I believe that humans are delicate and it is a normal part of our experience to feel as if our lives are overwhelming. However, it does not have to be our experience to face this overwhelm alone. Nonetheless, I believe the only expert on you is you, and I am here to aid you in the way that resonates with you the best.

Presently I work with adolescents, young adults, and adults. My main modalities for therapy include SE, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Experiential Therapy, Reality Therapy, and Child-Centered Play Therapy (CCPT).

Specialties:
Anxiety
Depression
PTSD
Trauma
Personality disorders
Teen Counseling
LGBTQIA+

Professional experience

5yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Trauma, Abuse Depression Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Communication problems, Divorce and separation, Family Problems, Guilt and shame, Life purpose, Midlife crisis, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy and childbirth, Sexuality, Social anxiety and phobia, Women's issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Video
Phone
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Messaging

License information

NC LCMHC 15168

Reviews

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Allison is extremely professional and very helpful. She is very intuitive and can ask the right questions to draw out some deeper answers. I’m very grateful to have her as a therapist.

Written on Sep 27, 2023 after therapy with Allison for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd