Over the course of my life, I have seen 3 other couples therapists and 3 other individual therapists. Alison has been the best therapist I could possibly have asked for. She is intelligent, wise, and adept at working with complicated individual and couples issues. She is an endless resource for materials and practices that have enhanced our marriage and our growth as individuals. In the past year, she has shown boundless compassion, patience, gentle honesty, and humor.
My husband and I sought Alison a little over a year ago after giving up hope with another couples therapist. We had a hard time finding a good therapy match because we are a non-monogamous couple, so it can be difficult to find a therapist who is non-judgmental and experienced in matters of non-monogamy. Because we live two hours away from Alison, we were skeptical of the efficacy of conducting appointments via Skype. It has proven to be just as helpful as if we were in person. There was some urgency for us to find a good therapist, however, as I had a history of suicidal ideation and several suicide attempts.
A year and a half ago, I never thought I would find myself at this point. I have a long way to go, both individually and in my marriage, but I feel like I am finally progressing forward and will never again attempt suicide. Instead, I am making deliberate positive changes in my life. My husband and I can’t know for certain what the future holds for us at this point, but I no longer feel helpless and hopeless thanks to Alison’s guidance. I never imagined, after all the years of therapy I’ve experienced, a little over a year with a single therapist could make such a vast difference. I’m incredibly grateful.
-MM, 53 year-old female