Alison has helped me learn to be more calm and present in the moment instead of constantly looking towards the future (or dwelling on the past) and being consumed by anxiety.
She is very kind and easy to talk to and her office is warm and comforting. I especially appreciate her suggestions at the end of each session for “homework” to make therapy feel like an active task that is improving my life and outlook. As an introvert, I appreciate that Alison is very welcoming and makes me very comfortable to discuss whatever is on my mind.
I was finally able to discuss, from start to finish, my sexual abuse history and I didn’t feel shamed or judged. I appreciate that our sessions feel like constructive conversation rather than a doctor-patient visit, and it makes me feel very safe. It’s absolutely worth paying out of pocket for therapy with Alison, and this is coming from a PhD student!
-RB, 23 year-old female