Change is constant and often uncertain and uncomfortable. I believe it takes a great amount of bravery and vulnerability to create and embrace change in our lives. Because of my own personal life experiences, I have a strong passion for this helping profession. It brings me great joy seeing others live up to their truest potential. I believe we all deserve to feel seen and heard as we navigate difficult phases in life. My goal is to create a safe space where together we can explore and maneuver through life’s challenges.
I am currently working on a Master’s of Arts in Counseling at Ottawa University. After completing my undergraduate program in Addiction Counseling and Psychology from Ottawa, I had the opportunity to work at a residential substance use treatment facility. I worked with individuals and their families to gain a better understanding of, cope with, and practice recovery techniques from all substance use disorders and other mental health concerns. I like to use an integrative approach to therapy and will pull from many of the evidence-based practices such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Gestalt therapy to suit the needs of my clients.
When I am not working or “schooling”, you will find me spending time with my four teenage children, spoiling our dog, or sitting in a cold plunge. I also find great joy in all different types of music, especially when it’s live.
Contact Allison at (480) 668-8301 ext. 1031 or email@example.com.
“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.“- Maya Angelou