Alyson Kohl

(LMFT)

About Me

I have a masters degree in clinical psychology and I have been a licensed therapist since 1996. I have extensive experience with individuals, couples and families of all types. I have experience with the gay and lesbian population as well as trauma and grief and loss. I am easy to talk to and can provide support and guidance through difficult times. I use a great deal of cognitive behavioral therapy as well as relational and emotional focused therapy.

My goal is to help you find your own answers through exploration of your current circumstances, thoughts and feelings. I believe we are a team and I will work with you to help you to reach your goals. You are reaching out for answers and together we will work to help you find those answers so that you can make the changes you want to make in your life.

I can work with you via messaging, chat or on the phone. I usually hold open office hours on weekend mornings. Feel free to invite me to an online chat when you see I am online! I am here to support you.
There are solutions to your situation and you no longer need to suffer alone. I am compassionate and caring and am a great listener!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • LGBT
  • Relationship issues
  • Depression

I also have experience in Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder

Years of Experience: 23

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMFT #MFT33101 (Expires: 2021-01-01)


Reviews

Written by E.L. on May 28, 2020 after counseling with Alyson for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Alyson has been extremely helpful. She is a great listener and always makes me feel better. I will definitely continue to work with her.

Written by L.K. on May 13, 2020 after counseling with Alyson for 2 weeks on issues concerning lgbt, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse

I love working with Alyson, her knowledge and expertise is evident.

Written by A.N. on May 08, 2020 after counseling with Alyson for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, and self esteem

She listens and has a warming approach that makes me feel at ease.

Written by J.O. on May 03, 2020 after counseling with Alyson for 5 months on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management

I am thoroughly satisfied with Alyson.

Written by A.R. on Feb 24, 2020 after counseling with Alyson for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Alyson is a great listener and she is able to get to the heart of what I'm going through with compassion and respect. She also asks the right questions that help me get to the bottom of my issues and she gives me useful tools and worksheets to use so that I'm not only talking about what's wrong but I am actively taking steps to solve my problems. I have found myself using some of these tools in stressful situations and they have helped to calm me down. I highly recommend her!

Written by S.A. on Feb 09, 2020 after counseling with Alyson for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues

Alyson is fantastic. She is so insightful and is able to help me explore my issues in a productive way. She does this by leading me to realizations but in a way that is very much me getting there, not her pushing me. I cannot tell you how many “ah ha” moments I have had when talking to her. I so enjoy working with her!

Written by D.A. on Nov 26, 2019 after counseling with Alyson for 2 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Alyson is a non judgmental clinician that definitely helps me in my down times. We talk on the phone sometimes and she sends me messages to check in. She understands where I’m coming from in regards to my anxiety and depression and has helped me pull myself out of many “holes”. She offers constructive feedback and strategies for managing my mental health. I appreciate her help!

Written by L.I. on Jul 27, 2019 after counseling with Alyson for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, grief, and coping with life changes

Great counselor to work with. Would recommend her any time.

Written by T.E. on Jul 12, 2019 after counseling with Alyson for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

I’ve worked with Alyson for 1 month and it was my first time working with a therapist. From when I started, I feel so much better. I was dealing with frustrations in my relationship and I also was constantly stressed and anxious. Alyson showed me ways to communicate better in my relationship and how to work at them. She also helped me with stress management tactics and now I feel really good about how to handle my stress. I feel much less anxious now. Overall I am in a much happier place and obstacles feel like merely obstacles because there’s stress-free ways to tackle life problems. Thank you so much, Alyson!

Written by B.A. on Mar 30, 2019 after counseling with Alyson for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes

I have found Alyson to be responsive, patient and a great listener. She has provided very helpful resources.

Written by S.T. on Jun 21, 2018 after counseling with Alyson for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping, and self esteem

She helped me work through things in a healthier way.

Written by K.E. on Mar 23, 2018 after counseling with Alyson for 2 months on issues concerning eating

Absolutely wonderful counselor!

Written by V.I. on Mar 17, 2018 after counseling with Alyson for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, self esteem, and anger

Alyson has been a tremendous source of support in this phase of my healing. I started with specific goals and we ended up looking deeper. She is patient, kind, encouraging in all the areas I needed compassion as well as clear, direct and objective in the moments when I needed guidance. This experience has given me a great impression of online counseling as another effective tool.

Written by Q.. on Jan 20, 2018 after counseling with Alyson for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, sleeping, self esteem, anger, and career

She’s great.

Written by B.O. on Jan 20, 2018 after counseling with Alyson for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship, intimacy-related, and parenting

Alyson is wonderful and professional!

Written by L.I. on Jan 17, 2018 after counseling with Alyson for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, eating, sleeping, parenting, self esteem, anger, career, and bipolar

Alyson is very sweet and nice! Shes a super good listener and I highly recommend her to anyone coming out of PTSD or a really anxious background.

Written by K.A. on Jan 16, 2018 after counseling with Alyson for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, family, trauma and abuse, and grief

I couldn't ask for a better therapist than Alyson. It's only been one month and she has helped me SO much. It's clear that she has lots of experience and knows her field very well. She has a gentle way of speaking to you that is not intimidating, but gets the point across. She is clear and focused on the goals at hand. I would recommend her to anyone looking for a good therapist. We are working on grief, addiction, co-dependency, and depression/anxiety. Thank you, Alyson!

Written by J.U. on Dec 06, 2017 after counseling with Alyson for 2 weeks

Alyson was a very good ear and helped me get my feeling sorted. After the session I felt much more clear about how to handle my situation. Much appretiated!

Written by W.I. on Nov 16, 2017 after counseling with Alyson for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Alyson is great and patiently prods me to work on myself which I really appreciate.

Written by N.O. on Aug 30, 2017 after counseling with Alyson for 1 year and 10 months

Quick to respond and non-judgemental.

Written by K.I. on Jun 25, 2017 after counseling with Alyson for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, eating, sleeping, self esteem, anger, bipolar, and depression

Alyson was a huge help. I felt I could own up and talk to her about anything.

Written by S.T. on Jun 15, 2017 after counseling with Alyson for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, sleeping, parenting, self esteem, anger, and career

Alyson is a great counselor with keen knowledge, insight, and empathy. she has helped me make significant improvement with myself and my depression. She utilizes excellent methods that would initially seem weird but is effective none the less.

Written by B.E. on May 03, 2017 after counseling with Alyson for 3 weeks on issues concerning addictions, lgbt, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, and career

Amazing. Very helpful and attentive. Messages me if I haven't reached out in a while. Very wise, intillgent and caring.

Written by H.A on Nov 15, 2016 after counseling with Alyson for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, eating, self esteem, and bipolar

Alyson is so great! She is honest and very helpful, I'm so glad I got matched to her.

Written by V.I on Nov 01, 2016 after counseling with Alyson for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, family, eating, sleeping, self esteem, career, and depression

Alyson provides valuable insight and provides detailed steps to overcome depression and anxiety

Written by M.A on Oct 18, 2016 after counseling with Alyson for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, intimacy-related, and self esteem

Alyson has been a great source of support for me. She has always been there for me when I needed her and never took more than a day to get back to me. She understood how I was feeling, was empathetic and was also extremely resourceful. A lot of the tools and exercises that she has given me have really helped me cope with my anxiety and depression. She really is a great person to work with.

Written by K.A on Sep 26, 2016 after counseling with Alyson for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, parenting, self esteem, anger, and career

Alyson is attentive and understanding. She's able to see underlying issues and does not judge me for actions I make under duress and insteads instills strength from within rather than through shame. She's been wonderful for me.

Written by J.A on Aug 01, 2016 after counseling with Alyson for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship, sleeping, anger, and bipolar

Alyson is always available and responsive to my messages. Despite being an online service, whenever we talk she knows me, my history and is able to pick up right where we left off.

Written by A.L on May 17, 2016 after counseling with Alyson for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, and depression

She has been fantastic! Always has great insight and is prompt in her responses. I appreciate the questions and issues she has brought to my attention that I haven't seen before. Overall a great experience and very helpful!

Written by G.E on Mar 22, 2016 after counseling with Alyson for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, self esteem, and depression

Alyson is great! She gives me awesome advice and she responds to me very quickly. She even checks in on me when she hasn't heard from me in a couple of days. That means a lot to me.

Written by C.A on Mar 13, 2016 after counseling with Alyson for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career, and depression

Alyson's feedback gave me the first glimpse of the light at the end of the tunnel. I tried one-on-one sessions with therapists before, but they were entirely unhelpful. Alyson has a way of providing effective, connected guidance to help one find a way out of the dark.

Written by K.A on Mar 11, 2016 after counseling with Alyson for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, parenting, self esteem, and depression

Alyson is professional and also very caring. She has been super helpful to me. She's constantly checking in with me to see how am I doing. She is a great listener and gives useful guidance to cope with my problems. She's also very patient.

Written by E.D on Mar 05, 2016 after counseling with Alyson for 4 months

Alyson is a caring and thoughtful counselor. She truly wants to help people through their life challenges. Alyson is always checking in on me, making sure I'm doing well and asking if she can help. Five stars for Alyson!

Written by N.I on Nov 10, 2015 after counseling with Alyson for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, trauma and abuse, and depression

Alyson is great, she checks in and is very consistent. She listens and then gives me simple, on point feedback. I really do feel like I can reach out any time.

Written by R.O on Nov 05, 2015 after counseling with Alyson for 3 days on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, parenting, self esteem, and depression

Alyson is amazingly professional and a VERY good listener!! She is patient and non-judgemental. I'm very grateful for the guidance she has provided me with and she's prompt when answering messages or questions!!

Written by T.I on Nov 04, 2015 after counseling with Alyson for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, eating, parenting, anger, and depression

Alyson Kohl has been wonderful. I'd been to therapy but she was able to supply support, guidance and resources with various issues that I needed to address, basically a plan that will benefit me the rest of my life; it will effect the quality of life for myself, family and even socially. What's been amazing is that I havn't felt judged and I've been able to talk about some personal problems and serious issues but get the step further to overcome them to live a healthier, happier and content life today.