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!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
Addictions , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Abandonment , Attachment Issues , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , Codependency , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) , Dissociation , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Eating and Food-Related Issues , Emptiness , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , First Responder Issues , Forgiveness , Gender Dysphoria , Guilt and Shame , Impulsivity , Isolation/Loneliness , Life Purpose , Midlife Crisis , Mood Disorders , Postpartum Depression , Posttraumatic Stress , Self-Harm , Self-Love , Sexuality , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
I worked with Alyson for 6 months on relationship issues, anxiety, family separation, and depression. She helped me become more self-aware and to build positive thoughts patterns that would support a sense of confidence. Not only was she heart warming, but also nonjudgmental to topics I would discuss during our sessions. I am very grateful to have spent my first therapy experience with her and am completing counseling on a stronger foot.
Alyson was absolutely wonderful. She really helped me through some buried trauma and was such a helpful, non judgmental supporter. Her affinity for empathy and useful solutions made our work together enjoyable and very positive. Thank you so so much for everything.
Alyson has helped me through some really hard times. She is a great listener and gives me the space to talk and explore my own feelings while being encouraging, kind, offering good advice and suggestions, and helping me to rebuild my self-esteem. She is there when I need her and she checks in on me if I haven’t sent a message in a while. I feel that she genuinely cares about my well-being.
I love working with Alyson, her knowledge and expertise is evident.
She listens and has a warming approach that makes me feel at ease.
I am thoroughly satisfied with Alyson.
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!
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!
Great counselor to work with. Would recommend her any time.
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!
I have found Alyson to be responsive, patient and a great listener. She has provided very helpful resources.
She helped me work through things in a healthier way.
Absolutely wonderful counselor!
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.
Alyson is wonderful and professional!
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.
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!
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!
Alyson is great and patiently prods me to work on myself which I really appreciate.
Quick to respond and non-judgemental.
Alyson was a huge help. I felt I could own up and talk to her about anything.
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.
Amazing. Very helpful and attentive. Messages me if I haven't reached out in a while. Very wise, intillgent and caring.
Alyson is so great! She is honest and very helpful, I'm so glad I got matched to her.
Alyson provides valuable insight and provides detailed steps to overcome depression and anxiety
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!!
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.