Through her work with individuals, couples, and families, Allison has learned that every person is ultimately expert in their own life. She sees her role as one to help people better understand and have compassion for themselves and their stories. Her approach is one of empathy, keen attentiveness and focus on clients, and a slew of empirically validated approaches and interventions.
Allison prides herself on being an attuned and unbiased listener, and finds it imperative that therapy is tailored to people’s needs and traits. She believes that the most helpful environment for a person making changes in their life is via a space that is co-created between client and therapist, one that feels safe, warm, and non-judgmental.
Based on her extensive training and education at Northwestern University’s The Family Institute, Allison uses a systemic approach with diverse methods to help clients process and modify unhelpful and unwanted thoughts, behaviors, and emotions. Her clinical expertise is in adolescents, young adults, couples in conflict, couples in their twenties or thirties, anxiety, depression, and poor self-image.
M.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy, Northwestern University
B.A. in Psychology, Rhodes College
Adolescents, families, young adults, college students, anxiety, depression, poor self-image, transition to adulthood, couples in their twenties or thirties, conflictual or emotionally disengaged couples and families, long distance relationships, individual identity, LGBT/queer issues, and unconventional/counterculture social identities