As a dietitian with a BA in Psychology from Syracuse University and Master’s in Public Health Nutrition, Allison has always had a passion for helping people lead healthier lives. From her experience working with diverse populations in various settings, she learned that clients could make meaningful changes in their eating habits through behavior modification. In addition, she realized her passion is to be able to help clients in a more holistic manner. This led Allison to pursue her Master’s in Mental Health Counseling at Hunter College enabling her to help clients improve their mental health as well as their overall wellness.
As a mental health counseling intern, Allison possesses a thorough knowledge and practical use of many counseling theories, with a preference towards Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Choice Theory and Solution Focused Brief Therapy. She believes that what we tell ourselves and how we think, dictate how we perceive the world. Problems may arise when thoughts become distorted and negatively impact one’s view of self and life. Therapy provides the opportunity for clients to explore these challenges and restructure thought patterns to promote self-growth and healing. By providing a safe space that is supportive and non-judgmental, Allison fosters a trusting therapeutic relationship that creates a foundation for therapy to be successful.