Allie is a compassionate, non-judgmental, and caring therapist who is dedicated to helping clients embark on a journey towards personal growth. She has experience as a therapist in outpatient community mental health, and as a school-based therapist working primarily with children and adolescents. Allie specializes in working with clients who struggle with anxiety, depression, self-esteem or self-compassion issues, and those experiencing difficulty with adjusting to life changes.
Allie loves to incorporate creative interventions (included play-based, physical movement, and art) within the therapy sessions. Allie's therapy approach is based primarily in Client-Centered, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, with inclusion of mindfulness techniques, motivational interviewing, and solution-focused brief therapy. She is also currently completing requirements to become a Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional - Child & Adolescent (CCATP-CA).
Because every person is unique and has their own experiences through life, Allie believes there is no "one-size-fits-all" approach to the therapy sessions. Her focus is to encourage and highlight the client's strengths, while also providing skills and strategies to promote growth, in order to create positive and lasting changes in their lives.
Allie attended James Madison University (Harrisonburg, VA) and earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology, minor Kinesiology. She earned her first master's degree at Temple University (Philadelphia, PA) in Sport and Exercise Psychology. After five years working as a Nutrition Counselor, Allie then earned her master's degree in Counseling Psychology at Towson University.
Allison is in the office on Thursday and Saturday.