What Clients Say
Clients who get the most out of therapy:

Attend regularly to keep momentum

Do the activities assigned in between sessions

Ask a lot of questions

Bring a notebook (or ask for paper) to capture the highlights. Very helpful to look back on!

Bring in real life examples of challenging dialogue or circumstance they encountered. We discuss ways it could’ve been handled constructively.

What Clients Say
What Clients Say

Best Value Around!

I’ve learned more from you in 2 sessions than I’ve learned from other therapists in 5 years. It feels so good to finally be making progress. It helps to have a clear understanding of myself and my partner. This is change … Continue reading Best Value Around!

So Grateful

I am feeling so much more hopeful since our appointment than I have felt in a long time. I am so grateful for you.  You are very gifted at knowing what is needed and how to go about it.  I … Continue reading So Grateful

I wish we’d gone in sooner.

For once, my husband and I were able to discuss finances without blowing up at each other. This made it easier to address other hot topics in our marriage because we learned HOW to gravitate toward constructive communication patterns despite … Continue reading I wish we’d gone in sooner.

Thank you!

Alison, I wanted you to know how deeply grateful I am for all the ways you’ve contributed to my personal and sexual growth. Thank you for being non-shaming, valuing a holistic approach and teaching me how to re-frame things. I appreciate … Continue reading Thank you!

Lonely, unhappy, dissatisfied in my relationship

I began working with Alison approximately 10 months ago due to some issues I was having regarding a relationship. After 6 years with my boyfriend, I realized the entire past year I was extraordinarily unhappy, lonely, and dissatisfied. I felt … Continue reading Lonely, unhappy, dissatisfied in my relationship

Therapy with Alison has made a VAST difference!

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 … Continue reading Therapy with Alison has made a VAST difference!

Exceptional marital therapy

EXCEPTIONAL MARITAL THERAPY! I sought therapy due to challenges within my marriage including communication and infidelity. I came to Alison at a crossroad in my life and needed to find someone to listen and support me in my struggle to gain confidence … Continue reading Exceptional marital therapy

Married 27 years…

I am 55 years old and have been married to my wife for 27 years. The last ten years have been very unpleasant with a lot of arguing, no intimacy, and feeling like we are barely friends. Alison helped me … Continue reading Married 27 years…

Therapy hesitant… but SO GLAD I met Alison!

I was hesitant about investing in therapy, I wasn’t sure it would be worth the money. It has turned out to be invaluable! I was battling depression, struggling in my marriage, and turning 50 years old. My husband was not … Continue reading Therapy hesitant… but SO GLAD I met Alison!

From affair to divorce to new love…

My current relationship began under very difficult circumstances, and we knew we needed help. We were both married and having an affair together.  I had not seen a therapist before, but my partner came across Alison and had a good … Continue reading From affair to divorce to new love…

Alison saved my life…

I was referred to Alison after my third suicide attempt. Immediately after meeting her I didn’t feel alone anymore. She doesn’t just sit there and take notes – she engages me and gives quality, real world, constructive feedback. She gives me … Continue reading Alison saved my life…

Alison’s so reliable & I can talk about ANYTHING without being judged…

Therapy is no stranger to me and up until working with Alison, I had pretty much lost faith in the benefits of therapy.  Alison has proven quite the opposite.  My personal life was shattering before me (i.e. going through separation and … Continue reading Alison’s so reliable & I can talk about ANYTHING without being judged…

Depression, Anxiety, Parenting

I have met with several therapists over the last 18 years for my depression and anxiety, but none of them have come close to helping me progress the way Alison has. I’ve never felt better. I’m very reserved, but even from … Continue reading Depression, Anxiety, Parenting

NOT hopelessly broken after all!

I have been in and out of therapy over the past 20 years for anxiety and depression. While I liked some of my other therapists, I would eventually quit after improvement stalled. I never felt I had truly gotten better or that … Continue reading NOT hopelessly broken after all!

Diminished anxiety dramatically improved my outlook on life!

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 … Continue reading Diminished anxiety dramatically improved my outlook on life!

Mentally, emotionally, physically abusive significant other

Alison helped me get through a very difficult time in my life. I was living with and dating an abusive woman who has been professionally diagnosed with Borderline and Narcissistic Personality Disorders. I wanted to end that unhealthy relationship and … Continue reading Mentally, emotionally, physically abusive significant other

Stale sex(less) life

I’ve been married to my wife for 16 years. The first seven or eight years of being together was amazing sexually!!! With our connection I never thought I would be in a therapist’s office discussing sexual frustrations. For the last … Continue reading Stale sex(less) life

Male performance anxiety

I contacted Alison for therapy to work on my inability to perform sexually and my anxiety surrounding sex. Whenever I get into a relationship after about one month, I have trouble getting an erection and/or maintaining one. It’s embarrassing and … Continue reading Male performance anxiety

Female pain with sex

I met with Alison to work on my anxiety surrounding intimacy. I’ve experienced pain during sex before, but even though I don’t have the pain anymore my anxiety about the pain returning prevents me from even trying to have sex. I’ve … Continue reading Female pain with sex



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