MEd, NCC, LCMHCA
Hey, my name is Allison but I go by Alli and I just wanted to thank you for taking the time to consider your mental health! I have a Master's degree from Winthrop University in Counseling and Development with an emphasis in Clinical and Mental Health Counseling. I am a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC), and a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate (LCMHCA). I am currently in my third or advanced year of specializing in a trauma-informed approach to counseling called Somatic Experiencing (SE). You can read more about SE under "My Approach."
I consider myself to be a grounded individual who understands the human experience and just how painful it is at times. However, I have complete trust in my clients' ability to heal themselves and build a more satisfying life with proper support. Nevertheless, I believe it is my moral responsibility to show up for my clients as a human myself. This means I do not believe in a cold and detached professional relationship with my clients. I practice professional immediacy, meaning I will interact with you and your story in a healing manner as we explore your life together.
I believe that humans are delicate and it is a normal part of our experience to feel as if our lives are overwhelming. However, it does not have to be our experience to face the overwhelm alone. Lastly, I believe the only expert on you is you, and I am here to aid you in the way that resonates with you the best.