Hi! I'm Allison, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California. I started my psychology education in my undergraduate studies where I earned a B.A. in Psychology and a minor in Sociology from Arizona State University. Upon graduation, I spent several years working in a variety of mental health roles including serving as a community case manager for individuals with serious mental illness as well as providing mental health awareness and prevention education to students throughout the state of Arizona. I went on to receive my Masters in Counseling with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Ottawa University, where I received specialized education and training in the areas of family dynamics and trauma. I completed my graduate internship at Rosewood Centers for Eating Disorders in Tempe, AZ and continued my work there as their Primary Therapist in their Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program upon graduation. After moving to Los Angeles, I served as a Primary Therapist at KLEAN West Hollywood's Intensive Outpatient Program for Substance Abuse Disorders and was promoted to Lead Therapist of the program. In addition to my experience with eating disorders and addiction, I have had the honor of working as an Associate Therapist in an esteemed private practice in Los Angeles, where I worked with teens, young adults, individuals and families experiencing various life stressors, relationship issues, trauma and anxiety.
I have extensive training in a variety of attachment, relational and trauma models. I have been, and continue to train, in Emotionally Focused Therapy for Families and Couples which I utilize in my work with clients seeking to build safer, more meaningful and healthier relationships with one another. In addition, I am trained in EMDR, the Trauma Resiliency Model and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy which I utilize with individual clients seeking healing and personal growth. I often incorporate various mindfulness practices throughout my work with clients as well.
I consider it an honor and privilege to be invited in to the sacred space of one's healing journey.
Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples Externship
Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples Advanced Core Skills
Emotionally Focused Family Therapy Level 1
Emotionally Focused Family Therapy Level 2
Mindfulness Based EMDR (Level 1 )
Trauma Resiliency Model (Level 1 )
Advanced Intuitive Healing Training
Hold Me Tight/Let Me Go for Families
Working with Highly Escalated Couples
Getting Grounded in the EFT Tango
“Flying through The storm to safe and sound: EFT With Challenging couples” with Dr. Sue Johnson