I have more than 15 years of clinical experience in private practice, medical family health center, community-based agencies and residential treatment environments. I have a history of specializing in trauma and abuse, borderline personality disorders, family issues, depression, anxiety and postpartum depression/anxiety.
I earned my Bachelor's degree in Psychology and my Master's degree in Community Counseling both from John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio.
I have training in trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). I have worked with toddlers, children, adolescents and adults.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Abandonment, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Communication Problems, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Guilt and Shame, Isolation / Loneliness, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
OH LPCC E.0008353
Superb and effective therapy.
Written on Apr 12, 2023 after therapy with Allison for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd
Written on Jan 07, 2023 after therapy with Allison for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and bipolar disorder
Written on Sep 10, 2022 after therapy with Allison for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, and bipolar disorder
Written on Apr 24, 2022 after therapy with Allison for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes
Allison listens deeply and develops next steps in concert with me that have really moved me forward with my issues.
Written on Feb 23, 2022 after therapy with Allison for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes
Allison listens to my concerns and provides prompts for me to consider as I work thorough some challenging situations with my family.
Written on Jan 15, 2022 after therapy with Allison for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, and coping with life changes