Allison is a Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in couples and individuals.
Licensed Professional Counselor in Chicago, IL
I am level one trained and use the Gottman Method with couples to create practical interpersonal relationship skills that build intimacy and relationship satisfaction.
I believe that life experiences and the meaning that we both consciously and unconsciously assign to them can be explored in therapy to help clients live a life that is intentional and grounded. This includes identification and exploration of attachment styles, childhood and adolescent experiences, dreams, fears, and hopes.
I take a trauma-informed approach to therapy that works toward gentle integration of one's traumatic experiences toward a better understanding of ones self and the underlying issues that affect day to day coping and functioning.
I take a trauma-informed approach that helps clients gently explore integrate their traumatic experiences from a place of safety while building practical coping skills to improve day to day life.
I take a psychodynamic approach that explores life experiences and the meaning we assign to them in order to help client better understand their inner world. This includes identification and exploration attachment styles, childhood, adolescence, and adult experiences, hopes, dreams, and fears. The benefits of exploring and identifying these things is a better understanding one's self and why they move through life as they do. This creates space for one to make informed and healthy life choices.
I lead clients through somatic experiencing to process the emotions that are effecting their nervous system.