Welcome! My name is Allison Westphal, and I am a licensed mental health counselor (LMHC) in the state of New York with over 10 years of experience. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns that include:
• Mood Disorders (i.e. depression, anxiety)
• Career Challenges
• Relationship Issues
• Addiction (Chemical Dependency, Gambling, Sex)
• Anger Management
• Sexuality Orientation and Gender Identity
• Parenting Concerns
My education includes:
• Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
• Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice
• Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology
• Master of Philosophy in Psychology
• Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology
During our sessions, you can expect a safe place, free of judgment, to express your thoughts and feelings. It is my goal to provide a calm, collaborative environment to assist you in navigating your questions to address your needs. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, dialectical-behavioral, mindfulness, psychodynamic, and behavioral therapy. I look forward to supporting you on your journey to improve well-being!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Parenting issues
- Coping with life changes
Addictions , LGBT , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Antisocial Personality , Attachment Issues , Autism and Asperger Syndrome , Avoidant Personality , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Co-morbidity , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Dependent Personality , Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Eating and Food-Related Issues , Emptiness , Family Problems , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , HIV / AIDS , Impulsivity , Infidelity , Intellectual Disability , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Life Purpose , Midlife Crisis , Mood Disorders , Narcissism , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Paranoia , Personality Disorders , Phobias , Postpartum Depression , Posttraumatic Stress , Pregnancy and Childbirth , Prejudice and Discrimination , Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling) , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Love , Smoking/Vaping Cessation , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LMHC #007893 (Expires: 2022-09-30)
Dr. Westphal is a very caring and intelligent counselor. She asks thought provoking questions and her responses show an abundance of perspective and experience. She creates a comfortable environment to share vulnerabilities with ease, while also challenging me to be introspective and mindful. She offers simple yet effective techniques to address my issues. I will continue to seek her counsel.