Who am I? Where have I been? And, who am I today? In short, on a personal note I married after graduating from High School at 17, was Divorced by 19, yet determined to live my best life in deference to my start. So, I took my oldest son to college with me and graduated at the top of my class before developing into the proactive eternal optimist that I am today. Yes, my own developmental journey evolved from that divorced single parent that simultaneously lovingly transformed and developed 3 very successful children into adulthood who now hold advanced degrees and are living their own best life.
Professionally, for over 17 years I have been practicing as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) after earning a Doctorate Degree in Counseling Psychology. I hold both state license and national board certifications as a psycho-therapeutic practitioner. Having demonstrated a career of clinical competence, I have specialized experience working in the areas of Behavioral Health and Wellness, Substance Use Disorders, Mind-Body Healthcare, and Life Coaching. I have acquired many years of grassroots field-based client experiences in a wide variety of clinical service delivery systems that have enabled and qualified me to practice independently as both a Psychotherapist and Transformational Life Coach. Always evolving, I am a business owner and solo-entrepreneur-- the poster child for Personal Growth and Development.
I bring added value to my patients and clients by having the ability to facilitate therapeutic mind-body treatment modalities on a range of issues ranging from Sadness/Grief/Depressed Mood, Substance Use or Abuse, Chronic Pain, Insomnia/Sleep Issues, Anxiety/Stress Management, and Post-Traumatic Stress (PTSD), among other debilitating life-altering or quality of life issues.
My counseling style is cognitive behavioral and solution-focused. Specifically, my clinical orientation incorporates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), and Mind-Body treatment interventions. Additionally, trained and certified in Clinical Hypnotherapy and other mindful-based practices (i.e. Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), etc.) I can help develop your self-care and personal development skills so that you are empowered and comfortable in using them throughout your life.
Working with me you’ll quickly find that I respect you by recognizing that there’s no single one size fits all therapeutic approach, and will treat you as the individual that you are. I utilize an integrative cognitive behavioral wellness health approach to ensure that I work therapeutically with the whole person.
Welcome to an unforgettable journey of life enhancing challenge! If you just need an outside perspective, want more satisfaction in your life, or mental wellness support, let me help you set goals and support you as your accountability partner towards achieving them. I can indeed assist you with strategies for navigating your difficult emotional life challenges.
You are invited in advance to join me on an unforgettable journey of thought-provoking discourse, transformative sustainable self-care, and life-enhancing empowerment!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Coping with life changes
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Coaching , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Co-morbidity , Codependency , Communication Problems , Dependent Personality , Divorce and Separation , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Isolation/Loneliness , Life Purpose , Midlife Crisis , Military and Veterans Issues , Mood Disorders , Multicultural Concerns , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Prejudice and Discrimination , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Love , Smoking/Vaping Cessation , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues Read more...
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
LPC #LPC003517 (Expires: 2022-09-30)
I've worked with several counselors and Dr. Allen is the first to ask additional questions to make sure she understands what I mean. I truly feel she's dedicated to helping me. She's very kind and you can tell she cares, because she actively listens and offers lots of resources to help. I'm so happy I was matched to her, she has a way of making uncomfortable things not so scary to talk about.
Dr. Allen is amazing, she has helped me so much. She’s really good at helping you replace unhealthy thoughts with healthy ones and changing your thought process.
Dr Allen is amazing. She is calm and patient with me despite my downfalls. Even when I have had a rough day , she can bring me down off the cliff so to speak. I am looking forward to the journey of healing ahead.
A very caring Psychologist who is an attentive and active listener! Dr. China Allen's expertise in business, relationships and various therapeutic exercises is a knowledge base which covers all the areas of my life that I want to expand upon and grow. We have been working together for several months now and I have already decided that my current life would superbly benefit from maintaining this relationship long-term because of how well she's helped me cope with my anxieties, my challenges, my past and my day-to-day life so far. I have a beautiful future ahead of me because of her help and I am eternally grateful.
Dr. China has been an absolute God send to my life. After 3 sessions I’m gaining a lot of clarity on the things that I wanted to be able to figure out. She listens intently and gives you REAL advice. She’s made me look at things from a different angle and we have already figured out things to help me along my path. She truly is amazing and I am so grateful to have her!
Dr. Allen has been wonderful in these few short weeks we have been working together. I am looking forward to continuing my journey with her.
Dr. Allen is very compassionate about what she do. She is very professional, helpful, and understanding. Most importantly, she dig deep to get to the root of any mental issues you have. I highly recommend her.
Dr. Allen has a very calming voice. She listens and let’s you talk. She asks questions and she gets to know YOU and figures out HOW to help you as an individual. I feel very blessed to have her.
Dr. Allen helped me a great deal with her practical advice and compassion. Thanks to her expert counseling I was able to resolve my anxiety and insomnia. I highly recommend her!
Extremely happy with Dr. Allen!
In just two sessions with Dr. China Allen, I feel encouraged and confident about our work together. Dr. Allen has already provided tools and insight that have been helpful. I especially appreciate her approach to moving forward toward a healthier mindset. Dr. Allen is by far one of the most professional and skilled therapists I have ever worked with. I am incredibly hopeful about our work together.
Dr. China is very relatable, she acknowledges what you are going through and what your concerns and struggles are. I like that she finds relatively aspects of her life to really relate to you in general. She is very easy to make a genuine connection with!
China is very insightful and helpful.
She is a great listener.
Dr. Allen is great. You can tell she puts in a lot of effort into your issues and really tries to understand your story. I’m very fortunate to have found her.
Dr. Allen is very compassionate and highly knowledgeable. She is truly accommodating and works in the best interest of her clients. I would highly recommend her.
I appreciate Dr Allen’s approach to my soul and mind care. I want her to listen more to me. But I also know the feedback she gives is so solid and to the point. She tells you exactly how to handle. She doesn’t cut corners. Just straight to the point. This is how you need to live your life and how you handle these things. That’s what I have been searching for for so long. She made me realize. I don’t have to sacrifice myself for anyone who doesn’t do the same.
Dr. Allen is thoughtful, bright, and insightful. She is carving a clear path for me in therapy and has already helped me so much. She's giving me great tools to work with, is kind, a good listener. I feel empowered to move forward!
Dr. Allen is really good. She gives a lot of homework and readings which can be a little overwhelming but it’s helpful!
I am so grateful for Dr Allen. I don’t know that I could have made some very difficult decisions without her. I highly recommend!
One of the best counselors I've ever seen. Definitely cares.
Dr. Allen was very helpful and attentive to my needs. Even when I expressed concerns about her approach to my specific issues, she was receptive and immediately adapted to accommodate and support me the way I needed. I feel like I made great progress and would likely work with her again in the future!
Dr. China has made this process comforting. At first I was a little hesitant because I’ve never asked for help in this capacity. Until I had a breakdown and my only option was to seek counseling. Dr. China listens and is very understanding. She is able to relate and express her past experiences that are some how in correlation with yours.
My first session was definitely good and it allowed me to release some emotions I’ve kept bottled up inside for so long. I look forward to continued counseling sessions with Dr. China. It’s great mental therapy.