Allison Patsos

(LCSW)

About Me

Hi! I'm Ali Patsos. I am a licensed clinical social worker in New York and Colorado. I have extensive experience working with people who are struggling with an addiction and all of the subsequent issues that arise as a result of addiction. I am well educated in addiction treatment and don't believe that there is a "one size fits all" approach to getting well. I have also spent many years doing intense family therapy. I've done a lot of work with couples and families helping them to get along better, effectively communicate and improve their relationships. I've also done a lot of work helping parents target and address problem areas with their children to empower them to manage their child's high risk behaviors. I find teens to be fascinating, fun and interesting and I love the challenge of building a relationship with them and helping them feel safe enough to open up. I also love working with people who are struggling to find motivation and to find their place in life. It is a great honor to help someone find purpose. Helping improve family functioning is incredibly rewarding as well. I truly enjoy working with all types of people and learning each particular person and situation to see what will be the best course of treatment for them.

My approach is eclectic and client focused as I believe you are the expert on yourself and have the potential to achieve your goals. I like to get to know people and let them drive their sessions but I'm not afraid to dig deeper and challenge the status quo. Most people find me easy to talk to. I tend to utilize motivational interviewing and have a coaching style. I utilize a lot of CBT and DBT techniques with my clients as I've found these modalities to be adaptable to the individual who uses them. I am very strengths focused.

I view anyone who is seeking help as brave and admirable and I take my role in helping people become their best selves very seriously.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Family conflicts
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes

I also have experience in Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties

Years of Experience: 11

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #09925776 (Expires: 2021-08-01)


Reviews

Written by K.A. on May 28, 2020 after counseling with Allison for 1 year and 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Allison is great--she's helped me figure out how to approach a number of things in both my personal and work life. She is super practical, grounded, down to earth, funny, and relaxed. She helps me put things in perspective and go easier on myself. Thanks, Allison!

Written by C.H. on Apr 07, 2020 after counseling with Allison for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Allison is and continues to be there in what appears to be the biggest struggle if my life currently. She is kind and patient and thoughtful.

Written by T.O. on Mar 13, 2020 after counseling with Allison for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, and grief

Allison is my favorite therapist that I’ve had so far: she’s insightful, kind, relatable, and easy to talk to. She helped me find my way into AA without pressuring or pushing me. By letting me do it at my own pace and supporting me the entire way, my comfort and trust in her have grown.

Written by D.A. on Jan 17, 2020 after counseling with Allison for 4 months

I feel very comfortable discussing what’s won in my life with Allison. There have been several times I’ve had very stressful things going on and speaking with or just texting with Allison has helped me work out the situation

Written by E.M. on Jul 25, 2019 after counseling with Allison for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

I have only worked with Allison for a few weeks, but she's been insightful, supportive, and I feel our sessions are active and progress focused. I'm really looking forward to continuing to work with her!

Written by K.R. on Jul 01, 2019 after counseling with Allison for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Ali continues to be an amazing support system for me. She has helped me put my mental health first and learn how to focus on myself. Honestly, without her, I wouldn't be in the mental state I am in now: a good mental state. I still have work to do, but I am way better than what I was a year ago.

Written by M.I. on Feb 21, 2019 after counseling with Allison for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and anger management

Allison is a very understanding compassionate therapist I enjoy my sessions very much.

Written by K.A. on Jan 16, 2019 after counseling with Allison for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and self esteem

I very much appreciate Allison!! She has helped me deal with my stress, anxiety and grief, she is there to offer support whenever I need.

Written by A.L. on Nov 08, 2018 after counseling with Allison for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

Allison is great! She is very understanding, patient, and kind. She made me feel comfortable immediately.

Written by A.N. on Oct 24, 2018 after counseling with Allison for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Allison took the time to assess my needs, to listen to what I was looking for, and to create a program custom to me. She is not a one-size-fits-all counselor, rather an adept professional looking to meet her clients where they are in a modern day society.