Dr. China Allen

(PhD, LPC, CCHT)

About Me

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!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Coaching , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
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

Years of Experience: 18

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #LPC003517 (Expires: 2022-09-30)


Reviews

Written by D.E. on Sep 15, 2020 after counseling with China for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and parenting issues

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.

Written by L.U. on Jul 17, 2020 after counseling with China for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

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.

Written by S.H. on Jul 08, 2020 after counseling with China for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

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.

Written by C.A. on Jul 01, 2020 after counseling with China for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and

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.

Written by J.E. on Jun 23, 2020 after counseling with China for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management

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!

Written by T.E. on Jun 20, 2020 after counseling with China for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

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.

Written by L.A. on Jun 18, 2020 after counseling with China for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

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.

Written by S.H. on May 27, 2020 after counseling with China for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management

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.

Written by R.O. on May 27, 2020 after counseling with China for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, and coping with life changes

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!

Written by C.H. on May 13, 2020 after counseling with China for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Extremely happy with Dr. Allen!

Written by C.L. on May 06, 2020 after counseling with China for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

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.

Written by S.P. on May 06, 2020 after counseling with China for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

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!

Written by A.N. on Mar 31, 2020 after counseling with China for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse

China is very insightful and helpful.

Written by N.O. on Mar 28, 2020 after counseling with China for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes

She is a great listener.

Written by S.E. on Mar 25, 2020 after counseling with China for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

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.

Written by K.A. on Feb 07, 2020 after counseling with China for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and career difficulties

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.

Written by M.A. on Jan 17, 2020 after counseling with China for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

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.

Written by S.T. on Jan 10, 2020 after counseling with China for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

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!

Written by A.P. on Jan 06, 2020 after counseling with China for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and anger management

Dr. Allen is really good. She gives a lot of homework and readings which can be a little overwhelming but it’s helpful!

Written by R.A. on Nov 08, 2019 after counseling with China for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and trauma and abuse

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!

Written by J.A. on Oct 22, 2019 after counseling with China for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

One of the best counselors I've ever seen. Definitely cares.

Written by R.E. on Sep 24, 2019 after counseling with China for 2 months on issues concerning lgbt, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

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!

Written by M.O. on Jul 16, 2019 after counseling with China for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

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.