Hello! My name is Alyson, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Virginia with over 15 years of experience in the mental health field. I have spent over half of my profession working with clients in crisis. I have worked with clients experiencing issues with depression, anxiety, trauma, life changes, stress management, those managing disabilities and student (college) populations.
I have a person centered, solution focused style. I believe in honesty, dignity and respect as core values. My goal is to meet you where you are and assist you with moving to where you want to be.
I am aware it takes courage to seek professional help. My goal is to provide you with a safe, nonjudgmental space, to assist you with the tools and skill sets to help you be the best you in moving forward. I’d love to help guide you along the way.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, ADHD, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, Impulsivity, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Love
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
VA LCSW 0904008244
Alyson is kind and understanding. She gives great advice and has an open mind.
Written on Feb 22, 2022 after therapy with Alyson for 10 months on issues concerning depression, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd
I love working with Alyson. She's wonderful!!
Written on Jan 06, 2022 after therapy with Alyson for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and compassion fatigue
Alyson is super patient and made me feel heard. Thank you!
Written on Oct 30, 2021 after therapy with Alyson for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd
She seems to really understand what I want out of this, and is very obviously working toward that goal
Written on Oct 05, 2021 after therapy with Alyson for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Seems to care and is taking time to listen and get to know me. Will continue session for a little longer before making final determination.
Written on Oct 03, 2021 after therapy with Alyson for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues
I have only spoken with Alyson three times but I already feel comfortable and at ease with her. She is really helping me manage my emotions and communication skills
Written on Sep 30, 2021 after therapy with Alyson for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes