I like to work collaboratively finding what works best for each client, based on their personality, and life experiences.
Psychotherapist in New York, NY
Alison provides a supportive environment, promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Alison has studied and years of experience working with different types anxiety disorders. Alison utilizes a strength based approach providing tools for coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder).
Psychodynamic therapy originates from the work of Sigmund Freud. It is a form of talk therapy that explores the connection between a person's past experiences (often from childhood) and their current mindset. Alison utilizes Psychodynamic Therapy and the Creative Arts Therapies to explore the unconscious. According to research most of a person's behavior is driven by the unconscious.
Alison provides tools for emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance.
Alison is a native New Yorker and believes understanding a client’s background and belief system is paramount for optimal treatment as it relates to race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, or other important elements of culture and/or identity.
Alison has a background in providing psychotherapy in an urban setting at a major hospital in Bronx, NY. Alison strongly believes understanding a client’s background and belief system is paramount for optimal treatment as it relates to race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, or other important elements of culture and/or identity.
Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) is a type of talking therapy that is based on cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) with an eastern philosophy influence. Alison utilizes DBT for people who feel emotions very intensely. DBT helps to understand and accept difficult feelings, learn skills to manage big feelings, and become able to make positive changes in your life.