As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, with 20+ years of clinical experience, I have had the opportunity to work with many different people, treatment settings and reasons for treatment and have practiced in a wide array of treatment settings. My earlier years in my career included experience working with children and adolescents includes sub-acute residential settings, therapeutic foster care and juvenile detention. I have worked with adults, families and youth in both rural and urban community mental health outpatient clinics. I am trained in EMDR. I have practiced primarily, the past 12 years, in a private psychotherapy practice, most recently in a group private practice where most of my work was with individuals in late adolescence (college age) through adulthood addressing varying mood disorders, adjustment disorders, eating disorders, trauma, and substance abuse issues that affect interpersonal relationships, work or employment, and goal setting. I have been conducting Telehealth through RISE Counseling, Inc. (risecounselinginc.com) since the start of the pandemic.
Having been trained in Psychodynamic Treatment, receiving my MSW from Smith College, my treatment style over the years has become more eclectic. I start where my client is and mold my style to what the specific needs are. I especially enjoy working with people who are motivated for change.
As a trained and registered Prana Yoga Instructor and Certified LifeForce yoga Practitioner (yoga to manage your mood), I also utilize yogic principles and teachings both on and off the mat to aid in mental health treatment and management of anxiety, depression and PTSD.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Bipolar disorder, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Codependency, Communication Problems, Divorce and Separation, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Isolation/Loneliness, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
NJ LCSW 44SC05932000
PA LCSW CW018848
She is fantastic!!
Written on Sep 06, 2021 after therapy with Allyson for 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse