Private. Trustworthy. Effective.
“A smooth sea never made a skillful sailor”
Alison Kilkelly, LCSW
Therapy & Coaching for Couples & Adults
My areas of expertise include:
- Personal, Professional, Familial Relationships | Constructive Communication | Conflict Resolution
- Pre-Marital | Marriage | Infidelity | LGBTQ-friendly
- Depression | Anxiety | Obsessive Thoughts | Compulsive Behavior
- Self Discovery & Development | Life Transitions
6 REASONS TO CHOOSE AK COUNSELING FOR THERAPY OR COACHING
Accessible. My clients really value that I am easily accessible via phone, text, and email in between our sessions so they get prompt support when a significant challenge presents itself.
Immediate. Appointments are scheduled within two weeks. Crisis appointments are typically accommodated within 24-48 hours.
Digital. If proximity or time constraints makes in-person visits a challenge we can meet via Zoom (HIPAA compliant) or Skype (not HIPAA complaint).
Flexible. Sessions are 60, 75, or 90 minutes (longer by request). If we hit a great stride near the end of our scheduled time and both our schedules allow, we can continue our appointment to maximize your progress.
Private. My cozy therapy room is located in a low-profile, quiet building on the near west side of Madison (adjacent to Hilldale Mall). Your personal information and the content of our sessions are kept confidential; unlike HMOs/larger clinics my practice is not subject to annual state audits where client files are reviewed by state personnel.
Solution-Focused. Many of my clients are looking for input, direction, and solutions. My approach to therapy expedites your change process.
Click here and read testimonials from your peers who experienced profound, desired change with their depression, anxiety, relationships, sexuality, marriage, life course, etc. due to their work with AK Counseling, Inc.
MY THERAPEUTIC APPROACH
First and foremost my approach is non-judgmental and non-shaming. My personality is very caring, interested, relaxed, and down to earth. I really do want to hear about what is weighing heavily on you. My office is your therapy space and provides a very safe environment to discuss difficult topics of any kind.
It can be a challenge to get started with therapy for many reasons including: time, intimidation, money, embarrassment, it seems like a selfish investment, or you may try to convince yourself that doing something differently just on your own will relieve the need for therapy.
Reading client testimonials may relieve these barriers for you. Engaging in therapy is a phenomenal expression of self care, and something that everyone can benefit from regardless of the magnitude of your concerns.
You will be glad you made an appointment. Therapy makes your growth, healing and change easier, more focused, and much more efficient. Your comfort is a priority and I will do my best to provide it.
You do not need to be alone in your efforts to make a better life for yourself. Allow my support to help you get there!
What you are looking for?
Advice? Direction? Need someone to simply listen? You might know exactly what you want to accomplish and just need support to help you get there. Maybe you need help figuring out what’s next for you in life.
I provide exercises that bring immediate change, are easy to implement, NOT TIME INTENSIVE and therefore easily sustained.