Hi, I'm Allison. I love being a therapist because I get to connect with people in an authentic way. I am funny, direct, and relatable.
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor in San Francisco, CA
I work with clients wanting assistance with some aspect of spirituality. This may be clients moving deeper into spiritual work and wanting guidance, or perhaps clients who are at a spiritual crossroads and not sure where to go next. I specialize in clients going through Spiritual Emergency and spiritual crisis.
My somatic lens assists me in working with PTSD. Research continues to reveal how much trauma is stored in the body. I combine somatic work with psychodynamics to move through the trauma. I have studied various body-centered trauma disciplines and also incorporate these into my work.
I specialize in clients working with anxiety. I create an environment that allows my clients to feel safe and to ground, which helps the client feel less overwhelmed by the anxiety. I incorporate behavioral, somatic, and transpersonal approaches, giving the client a sense of agency and of having some distance from the anxiety
I work with couples primarily using the EFT model. I have spent years studying relationships and am familiar with traditional as well as non-traditional relationship structures.
I incorporate somatic therapy into my work where it feels appropriate. My background in yoga and the subtle body help bring a unique lens to the way I practice somatic therapy. I study Somatic Experiencing and am influenced by Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and Hakomi.
I work with the understanding that healing comes not only from the therapist-client relationship but also from the presence of some higher force. I have a background in Tibetan Buddhism, Vedanta, and Yoga, and I use this knowledge to assist clients. I often work with clients moving deeper into spirituality or questioning their spiritual practice, and my background and personal experience allow me to help the client deepen.