Hi, I'm Allison and I'm excited to work with you! Please call me at 678-661-7024 for a free 15 minute consultation.
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Buford, GA
The transition to parenthood is often more difficult than we expected it to be. Depression, anxiety, loss of identity, and an overall feeling of imbalance can happen when trying to conceive, during pregnancy, and during the postpartum period. I work with women and their spouses/partners during this overwhelming time in life to cope with the ups and downs and to heal from depression, loss, and trauma. Perinatal mood and anxiety disorders are treatable with therapy. I'm here to support you.
I use a person-centered approach, which mean I see people as capable and oriented towards growth and health in the core of their being. I enjoy building a genuine connection with my clients and helping them overcome obstacles to become more of who they are and to get to where they want to be. I see the good and strength in you so you can begin to see it for yourself.
I receive ongoing training in this model and find it to be highly effective when working with couples and families. What I like about EFT is that it's a nonjudgemental approach that helps clients gain a deeper understanding of the negative cycles they get into and helps them discover and communicate about the fear, pain, and longing underneath.
I receive ongoing training in this model and find it to be highly effective when working with couples. What I like about EFT is that it's a nonjudgemental approach that helps clients gain a deeper understanding of the negative cycles they get into and helps them discover and communicate about the fear, pain, and longing underneath.
Sometimes, as parents, we feel stuck, frustrated, and at a loss. I provide a non-judgmental space and fresh, professional perspective to help you determine which approaches and strategies will work for your family. I also help new mothers and couples adjust to life with baby (or babies), work through postpartum depression and anxiety, and find balance. I've worked with children and parents in a variety of settings over the past 10+ years and have a passion for helping parents create more peace in their homes.
The thought of going to couples therapy can be scary and taking those first steps takes courage. It may have been a long time since you felt you could be vulnerable with your partner. Whether you and your spouse or partner are experiencing high levels of conflict, devastating distance, or just need some help getting through a tough time, I can help. I receive ongoing training in Emotionally Focused Therapy; a warm, nonjudgmental approach that helps couples create a positive, more secure bond. This approach has been validated by research as effective for many couples. My goal is to help couples experience more intimacy, understanding, and stability.
My experience, both personally and professionally, has led me to believe that having the whole family involved in treatment can create the most positive change. I can help you and your family establish mutually agreed upon goals for treatment and steps to reach them. Through family therapy, clients learn to interact in more authentic and productive ways and often experience a deeper sense of connection and belonging.