Allison Gilson (She/Her)

PhD

I'm passionate about helping people who have experienced chronic trauma retake their life and gain a sense of safety and control.

Clinical Psychologist in Ann Arbor, MI

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Services
  • Individual
  • Group

About My Clients

Living stuck in trauma mode sucks. People experience flashbacks, feel overwhelmed or disconnected, angry or sad, and have difficulty sleeping and eating, among other issues. It is rare, regardless of how smart, strong, or hard-working you are, to not need help getting unstuck from past trauma. Asking for help shows wisdom, courage, and strength. I can’t wait to connect with you and help you find your way out of crisis mode and back into the life you’ve been dreaming of.

My Background and Approach

Traumatic experiences overwhelm our brain and body’s ability to cope. The survival response that gets us through a crisis becomes a problem when it's stuck “on” and doesn’t allow us to go back to our normal way of life. While working together, you’ll learn new tools to cope with stress and shift out of crisis mode and work through the experiences that are keeping you stuck. I specialize in helping people with PTSD, Complex PTSD, and Dissociative Disorders such as DID and PNES work through their current stressors and past traumas, by building your understanding of your body's response to trauma, teaching you skills to manage your symptoms, and feel empowered to work through your memories. I think it is very important that you feel understood, believed, and supported as you go through treatment. My goal is to help you through what can be a challenging but 'doable' process so you can leave the past behind you and work towards your definition of success.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I'll be a good therapist for you if you're dealing with the effects of traumatic life events, maybe even a life full of traumatic events. I'm supportive, encouraging, and caring, while also holding you accountable to change so that you get the results you want. I am a non-judgemental person and am LGBTQIA+ allied/identified, sex positive, and poly/kink/NCM aware and affirmative. All of you is welcome in my office, regardless of your political, cultural, religious, ethnic, gender, or sexual identities. I want you to know that I take the time to get to know you as a person, without assuming that any of your choices or identities are the source of your problems or require change. Personally, I'm a nerd, and love reading, creating, cooking, and learning new things. I'm a proud cat lady, and my cats Theo and Henry may stop by to say hi during our virtual sessions.

I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Agnosticism
  • Atheism
  • Buddhism
  • Christianity
  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
  • Hinduism
  • Islam
  • Jehovah's Witnesses
  • Wicca/Paganism
  • Interfaith
  • Multifaith

At A Glance

  • Experience: 9 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $200 - 300/session

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