Allison Wallace

(LCSW, MFT)

About Me

Greetings! My name is Allison and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for the state of Georgia and a Licensed Independent Social Worker for the state of Ohio. I have obtained a bachelors degree in Social Work from Johnson C. Smith University, a masters degree in social work from Georgia State University and a masters degree in family therapy from Mercer University. I have over 6 years of clinical experience in providing trauma-informed therapy to individuals, couples, and families with a variety of psychiatric, relational, and situational needs and concerns which include grief and loss, issues with depression and anxiety, bipolar disorder, and trauma.

My therapeutic style consists of meeting and approaching people where they are in their varying situations. I have an open-minded, non-judgmental approach to therapy in which I work to view issues and concerns from a non-pathologizing standpoint. I mainly center around systemic and strengthening based therapies that are drawn from Cognitive Behavioral, Dialectical Behavioral and Solution Focused Therapies . 

In my spare time, I enjoy reading, exercising, traveling, watching "reality television", and spending time with friends and family.

Life changes and transitions happen to all of us. Sometimes, we need someone to talk with to help better understand, process, and cope with things that are beyond our control. It is my hope that as you move through these changes and experiences, you will consider working with someone who is devoted to understanding what makes you uniquely YOU.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Family
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression

I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Relationship, Grief, Intimacy-related, Parenting, Anger, Self esteem, Career, Bipolar

Years of Experience: 6

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #CSW005555 (Expires: 2018-09-30)

LISW #I.1600716 (Expires: 2018-10-25)


Reviews

Written by J.O. on Aug 13, 2018 after counseling with Allison for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, intimacy-related, self esteem, anger, and bipolar

She is very professional with her advice. She is honest with her critiques and her advice and in a non threatening way. I’m glad I was linked up with her in my pursuit to help myself.

Written by E.M. on Aug 02, 2018 after counseling with Allison for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, anger, and bipolar

Talking with Allison has really helped me open doors to understanding myself better. I can vent about my day and what is on my mind, and in my mess of words she will be able to find what set me off when I couldn’t find it myself. She tells me truthfully and honestly what she thinks would be best for my situation, and each time I have taken her advice it has helped tremendously. She’s direct yet personable. On days when I don’t get back with her within 24 hours she will send me a quick message asking how I’m doing and check in with me. It’s been really nice talking to someone who isn’t judgmental and is genuinely here with my best interest in mind.

Written by A.S. on Jul 18, 2018 after counseling with Allison for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, intimacy-related, and self esteem

She is engaged in the things I have to say and asks questions to better understand. She always asks the right ones. I feel comfortable working with her

Written by M.A. on Jul 15, 2018 after counseling with Allison for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship, intimacy-related, and self esteem

I love Allison! She is an incredible listener and when I talk to her, I feel like I’m talking to an old friend. She isn’t afraid to call me out on self-destructive habits and does so in a humorous manner. She is hilarious and I genuinely enjoy talking on the phone with her. I look forward to our sessions not only because I know I’ll feel better, but because she is just fun to talk to. Everyone has different taste in counselors, but I’d suggest her to anyone who wants to feel like they are talking to a friend who will respect you and root for you on your journey.

Written by A.S. on Jun 26, 2018 after counseling with Allison for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, self esteem, and career

Allison is down to earth, practical and easy to talk to. She listens and helps me figure out how to help myself. I highly recommend her.

Written by S.A. on Jun 19, 2018 after counseling with Allison for 2 months on issues concerning intimacy-related

Allison has done an excellent job of listening and asking thought provoking questions to help me think through the issues at hand. Over the past three months I have felt more than comfortable sharing with her, and she has shared supportive thoughts and great feedback all along. I have used the phone app for all of my communications with her, and find that she is responsive within a reasonable amount of time, and then checks in on me when she hasn’t heard from me in a while. I find great value in the program, as well as Allison for providing her words of encouragement and feedback!

Written by J.O. on Jun 11, 2018 after counseling with Allison for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and anger

In the short I've been talking to Allison I have found her very helpful. She's an excellent listener helped me sort out some issues I've been having.

Written by A.M. on Jun 05, 2018 after counseling with Allison for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, intimacy-related, self esteem, anger, and career

I had my first call with Allison today and felt better than I have in a long time. She is knowledgeable and helped me see some things I was not aware of.

Written by T.A. on May 18, 2018 after counseling with Allison for 5 days on issues concerning depression, and grief

Today was my first session with Allison. I don't know how to describe it other than amazing. I've dealt with a LOT and she helped me with it all.
She wasn't some "stuffy" therapist, but still very professional. She not only helped me tremendously, it felt like I was talking to a friend. I know some may not understand the significance of this, but after talking to her, it was the first time I opened my blinds in over a month. For me, that's amazing. I'd definitely recommend her for various issues, especially if you're dealing with a loved ones passing away.

Written by D.A. on May 06, 2018 after counseling with Allison for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, and parenting

LOVE Allison. I always have her undivided and unbiased attention and she gives me the support I need. She's also willing to give you that extra push. She's just what I needed.

Written by A.M. on May 04, 2018 after counseling with Allison for 1 month on issues concerning lgbt, relationship, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related

Allison helped me through a traumatic situation. She is very open-minded and non-judgmental. The live chats are best for communication to quickly get to the source of the problem. She replies promptly and in a professional and friendly way. Before I signed up I saw other reviews where people complained of generic copy and paste replies. Allison provides encouragement and support specific to the problem. I felt like she really listened to me. Thank you Allison!

Written by M.A. on Apr 09, 2018 after counseling with Allison for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family, intimacy-related, and self esteem

Allison is extremely kind and is very detailed in her responses. I feel that she addresses everything that I send her and offers great insight.

Written by M.A. on Apr 06, 2018 after counseling with Allison for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and sleeping

She's amazing, really helpful, and resourceful!

Written by D.I. on Apr 05, 2018 after counseling with Allison for 2 weeks on issues concerning family

Believe that she has a calming effect on my rocky nerves in this family crisis we're experiencing. Don't feel judged, simply understood. I believe that she understands the perspective and thought processes of other family members involved. Allison is helping me to explain and vent sadness and frustration in a way that is not harmful or accentuates the problems at present.

Written by H.A. on Feb 23, 2018 after counseling with Allison for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and grief

Allison is great! She listens and, when she talks to you and gives you advice, she incorporates all of the information you shared with her. She is so nice, so caring, and she seems to really know what she's talking about.

Written by J.A. on Feb 20, 2018 after counseling with Allison for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, intimacy-related, self esteem, and career

I'm very satisfied with Allison. We have not yet communicated by other media, but then, we haven't been communicating for very long. I'm a newbie.

Written by L.A. on Jan 30, 2018 after counseling with Allison for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, and self esteem

Allison has been great so far! Looking forward to working with her more!

Written by K.A. on Jan 23, 2018 after counseling with Allison for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger, and bipolar

Constructive, affirmative, and easy to talk to while maintaining professionalism. Would recommend for anyone.

Written by D.E. on Jan 20, 2018 after counseling with Allison for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Allison Wallace has been such a blessing. I really have benefited and grown in a positive direction with her as my counselor. I utilized both messaging and video chat, and always felt supported and fully trusted that Ms. Wallace would be responsive. Highly recommend her.

Written by P.A. on Jan 17, 2018 after counseling with Allison for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, and grief

Allison has been most helpful to me as a listener and advisor following my separation and divorce. I've discussed many distressing issues with her, regarding my marriage and my job. I am now choosing to see a nearby counselor, but would absolutely recommend Allison and BetterHelp.

Written by D.O. on Nov 13, 2017 after counseling with Allison for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship, family, parenting, self esteem, and anger

Allison is very responsive and SO understanding. I find her very helpful to me.

Written by J.E. on Oct 31, 2017 after counseling with Allison for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship, family, grief, intimacy-related, and self esteem

Allison is an amazing counselor. She listens and understands me very well. She responds in a timely manner with responses and questions that help me to workout my issues.

Written by A.R. on Oct 06, 2017 after counseling with Allison for 2 weeks on issues concerning intimacy-related

Allison is patient and thorough in our conversations. She is very timely with her responses. I appreciate her attention to detail, compassion, and her ability to ask all the right questions. I'm looking forward to continuing my counseling sessions with her.

Written by .C. on Oct 05, 2017 after counseling with Allison for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family, grief, self esteem, and career

Allison was incredibly helpful during a traumatic moving experience this summer where I was unemployed and deeply depressed, changing religious beliefs and overcoming drug addiction. With her help I was able to obtain a job, have difficult and meaningful conversations with my husband and loved ones, as well as stay sober in tough times. She is incredibly supportive and comforting, yet gives tough love and asks the hard questions that need to be asked in order to glean insight into a person's thoughts. I would recommend this site and Allison's service to anyone experiencing suffering!

Written by C.A. on Sep 18, 2017 after counseling with Allison for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, anger, and career

I have not had much time to evaluate but she is doing a great job!

Written by N.A. on Jul 25, 2017 after counseling with Allison for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, intimacy-related, self esteem, and career

Allison is a very experienced and knowledgeable counselor. She has tremendous insight into the things that are bothering you and has great suggestions to help you see through your problems. I enjoy working with her.