Cynthia Allison, LPC
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Alabama with 7 years of experience in providing mental health and behavioral counseling in various setting various aspects of counseling. I have worked with individuals ages seven to adult with a variety of mental health/behavioral presenting issues such as depression, anxiety, grief/loss, trauma, Bipolar disorder, Schizophrenia, physical and sexual abuse, domestic violence and addiction, suicide assessment and prevention and many more. I approach the therapeutic relationship with a friendly manner and a warm atmosphere. Many individuals are afraid to seek therapeutic help because of fear. So, I seek to build a therapeutic relationship with friendly trust.
I have experience in providing individual counseling, family counseling, group counseling, mental health therapy, crisis intervention, and suicide prevention in the community, in homes and the prison setting. My therapy style is warm and friendly. I think that many individuals forgo meaningful help from therapy because of misconceptions and fear of sharing intimate details with a stranger.
I believe that everyone is unique and has the power of choice to make decisions to effect change in their lives. As such, I operate from the theoretical vantage points of Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Reality Therapy Brief Solutions Focused Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. These frameworks are not written in stone when in a therapeutic relationship with me. I am flexible and open to exploring with the client what has worked in the past for him or her.
Therapy sessions with me will be interactive. You can expect that I will listen to you. You can also expect that I will want to hear from you as an expert in yourself. We will work as a team to set your goals and objectives and plan to develop skills to effect change in your life.
I know it is not easy to seek therapy and that's why I create a friendly atmosphere in my sessions to address your specific issue (s). So, come on, let's talk about it and find the solution together. It does not matter if it's family issues, mental health issues, identity issues, or addiction issues. Together we can make it better and affect meaningful change in your life.
Grief and Loss
Addictions and Drug abuse
Also experienced in:
Crisis resolution, suicide assessment, and treatment, substance abuse prevention, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, Self-image.
Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Codependency, Communication Problems, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family Problems, HIV / AIDS, Multicultural Concerns, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
AL LPC LPC03697
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She’s a great listener and offers helpful feedback
Written on Sep 12, 2022 after therapy with Cynthia for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, grief, and intimacy-related issues
I have absolutely loved my time with Cynthia. She makes me feel seen, heard, and understood. I have benefitted greatly from our sessions and I am so grateful for Cynthia!!!
Written on Aug 31, 2022 after therapy with Cynthia for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse
I enjoy the way Cynthia makes me look at life situations in a different way. She challenges me to think more.
Written on Aug 03, 2022 after therapy with Cynthia for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and career difficulties
Cynthia got me through the worst of times and stayed consistent. Thank you for helping me.
Written on Jan 11, 2022 after therapy with Cynthia for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, coping with life changes, anger management, career difficulties, and parenting issues
Cynthia has been a great help to me offering constructive feedback, listening to me, and asking me all the right questions.
Written on Jan 06, 2022 after therapy with Cynthia for 1 year on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem
In the few sessions I've had with Cynthia I've been able to set in motion personal growth and confidence in myself. I look forward to each session.
Written on Dec 18, 2021 after therapy with Cynthia for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes