My name is Allyson Klein, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and have over 20 years of experience working as a therapist in the mental health field. I earned my BA degree in Psychology and Sociology from Brandeis University and my MSW degree from the University of California Berkeley, and I have worked in many different settings, providing care to people in need. My passion is to connect with people who may be struggling in their lives and help them work towards achieving their goals. I approach my clients with compassion and a non-judgmental stance. In my work as a therapist I know that creating a safe space for my clients is the key to helping them change.
I have worked with a diverse range of individuals from different cultural and ethnic backgrounds, age groups, and sexual orientations. I am well versed in working with people who struggle with depression, anxiety and panic, history of trauma, emotional and binge eating, addiction, family and relationship issues, work stress, and a multitude of life problems.
My approach to treatment draws heavily on Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Both modalities examine how our thoughts and behaviors influence our emotions and mood. DBT balances change strategies with acceptance strategies and is centered in the practice of mindfulness. Together we can identify ways of thinking and behavioral patterns that are leading to emotional pain and problems in living. Awareness is the first step; the next is beginning to make small changes that eventually lead to big changes. Change takes time, and it takes determination and courage. I am excited to walk that path with you.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Eating disorders
- Self esteem
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Aging and Geriatric Issues , BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , Cancer , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Co-morbidity , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Dependent Personality , Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) , Dissociation , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Eating and Food-Related Issues , Emptiness , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Fatherhood Issues , First Responder Issues , Forgiveness , Gender Dysphoria , Guilt and Shame , HIV / AIDS , Hoarding , Impulsivity , Infidelity , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Life Purpose , Men's Issues , Midlife Crisis , Money and Financial Issues , Mood Disorders , Multicultural Concerns , Narcissism , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Paranoia , Personality Disorders , Phobias , Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships , Postpartum Depression , Posttraumatic Stress , Pregnancy and Childbirth , Prejudice and Discrimination , Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling) , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Harm , Self-Love , Sex Addiction , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Sexuality , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LCSW #LCSW20815 (Expires: 2022-04-30)
Allyson is a caring and thoughtful therapist who has given me real tools to help me manage my anxiety. She has helped me recognize when my thoughts are distorted and causing me pain. She has helped me not to judge myself and feel guilty. She has helped me with my relationships, both with my partner and family, especially accepting some of their behaviors that I can't change. She is available to me by text, which really helped especially at the beginning of therapy when I had a LOT of questions! I'm grateful to have had her along for this journey.
I have been immensely helped by Allyson, thank you for your time and suggestions
Dr. Allyson Klein is amazing. Within the first couple of sessions, I noticed there is something special about her. She is very understanding, responsive, supportive, compassionate, kind, and genuine. She truly understood what I was going through and helped me get through the tough times. Even though the hard times were ahead, she made me feel that everything is going to be OK. I have been surprised so many times by her keen observations and insights. With her help, I am now more aware of feelings and what triggers them. I was skeptical about therapy before, but I am so glad that I met Allyson. I truly appreciate all of her help. I am looking forward to my journey ahead.