Hello! My name is Allison and I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor with over 10 years of experience. I completed my education at Kent State University then completed a Master of Arts from Ursuline College focusing on Art Therapy and Counseling.
Art, creativity, and personal expression play a large role in my life and I enjoy working with clients to help them find creative and personalized solutions to address their concerns. I use an eclectic approach pulling from cognitive behavioral techniques, motivational interviewing, psycho-dynamic, client focused, and solution focused therapies to help my clients find the approaches that work for them.
My counseling style is warm, caring, and collaborative, and I enjoy sharing resources, tools, and techniques with each client to aid them in addressing their concerns. I have worked with clients in a variety of settings including shelters, community outpatient, private practice, outpatient and inpatient hospital settings, jails, and prisons.
I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, mental health and psychosis, trauma and abuse, relationship issues, LGBTQIA+ concerns, substance abuse, addiction, hoarding, financial concerns, incarceration and reintegration concerns.
I believe in providing open, honest, compassionate, non-judgmental regard to each individual that I work with. My clients are the experts on their lives and experiences; and my role is to support, comfort, and provide tools to help you address concerns and get better outcomes in your life.
I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Codependency, Communication Problems, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family of Origin Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hoarding, Money and Financial Issues, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Sexuality, Women's Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
OH LPCC E.1700194-SUPV
Allison has been a huge part of my healing journey, unpacking over a decade of childhood abuse and trauma, two divorces, and my growth in becoming the person I want to be. She is easy to talk to, relatable, and full of wisdom. I have appreciated her style of therapy and would highly recommend giving her an opportunity to be a part of your healing journey.
Written on Jan 04, 2024 after therapy with Allison for 3 years and 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Allison has been my therapist for a few years on and off. This platform works for me very well and is accommodating to my busy schedule.
Written on May 10, 2023 after therapy with Allison for 2 years and 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
I love that I have the counselor I have … Allison listens and explains things to me that I can understand
Written on Aug 12, 2021 after therapy with Allison for 6 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety
Allison is an absolute professional who listens to your worries and experiences helping you to better process the thoughts and emotions associated with them. I have absolutely already recommended her to friends in need of therapy!
Written on Jan 28, 2021 after therapy with Allison for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
So far my sessions have been going great, nothings forced and im able to talk about whatever I can.
Written on Jan 22, 2021 after therapy with Allison for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, and adhd
Has given me some good advice. Very open-minded and even though it's only been a little over a week or so has definitely helped a bit. She is also an artist and having an interest in art myself has given me some good advice on that subject as well.
Written on Oct 13, 2020 after therapy with Allison for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes