Allie is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and the Clinical Director in the Eldersburg office. 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 children who struggle with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, and adjusting to life changes.
In addition to working with kids and teens, Allie has a passion for helping new parents navigate the stress and struggles associated with pregnancy, postpartum, and early parenthood. She is a certified Perinatal Mental Health therapist, with a focus on helping those who are experiencing increased anxiety, depression, OCD during their perinatal journey. Allie believes that social support is a big factor in helping those to manage these symptoms, and loves facilitating perinatal-related support groups. Allie's therapy approach is based primarily in Client-Centered, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, with inclusion of mindfulness techniques, and solution-focused techniques.
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 and earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology, minor Kinesiology. She earned her first master's degree at Temple University 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 Monday-Thursday.