Allison is a strong advocate and passionate ally with a keen interest in ethics and evidence based, holistic health. Allison obtained her Master’s in Counselling Psychology from Athabasca University and has six years of experience working directly on the front lines in social work with children, youth, and families.
Allison’s approach is practical and collaborative – she helps clients find balance, increased well-being, authenticity, and resilience by acknowledging all aspects of self – mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual. Allison’s therapeutic approach is compassionate, using Person Centred Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy (SFBT), and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). She is currently an EMDR therapist in training and has strengths in social justice.
Current areas of focus in Allison’s practice include anxiety, burnout (prevention, treatment, and intervention), support for BIPOC (stress and trauma), stress management, change and transitions, women’s health, and various troubling circumstances.
Allison’s passion for psychology began after learning about the horror of cult abuse survivors in her undergraduate degree – this upsetting reality of abuse fueled her desire to practice psychology. Now, she is driven to instill preventative versus reactive mental health care, both for her clients, and in society as a clinician.
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