Allison is a licensed clinical social worker currently practicing psychotherapy in the Denver metro area. She was born and raised on the East Coast where she completed both her undergraduate and graduate education. She attended Skidmore College, in Saratoga Springs, New York where she majored in Psychology with a focus in Neuroscience.
She began her career working with young children at Four Winds Hospital in their acute inpatient setting. Allison then relocated to Boston, Massachusetts where she spent a few years working with adults in longitudinal substance abuse research at the Harvard Medical School Affiliate, McLean Hospital. After completion of her research experience, Allison reconnected to her clinical passion by working with adolescents grappling with anxiety, depression and self-harm in residential care at McLean. She then attended Boston College, where she earned her Master's Degree in Clinical Social Work, graduating with honors. She completed her clinical internship at the Klarman Eating Disorders Center, once again at McLean Hospital.
Allison began her post-graduate career in eating disorders and exercise addiction as a Primary Therapist at Monte Nido & Affiliates, under the coveted individual supervision of Carolyn Costin, a world-renowned expert and pioneer in the field. She was privileged to work in two residential sites, Monte Nido Laurel Hill, in Massachusetts and Monte Nido Vista, in California.
Since coming to Denver, Allison has had the privilege to work with Denver University, in their Health and Counseling Center to provide mental health services for students. She has frequently lead eating disorder recovery support groups at the Eating Disorder Foundation, and is now thrilled to transition to the role of Clinical Practicum Supervisor. Her private practice, is currently located within the Gaudiani Clinic at Rose Medical Center. The Gaudiani Clinic provides one of a kind specialized medical care for clients with wide ranging eating disorder related medical needs.
In addition to working with clients, Allison enjoys leading preventative educational seminars for middle school and high school students, and has done so most recently at the prestigious, Colorado Academy.
Allison values working collaboratively with fellow therapists, psychiatrists, physicians, dietitians and educators to promote well-being for a wide array of clients. To learn more about her current clinically relevant passions and interests, check out the Read/View/Listen tab of this site.
Allison's areas of practice and competency include:
Adolescents (13+) & young adults
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Mindfulness & meditation
body image concerns
Trauma and PTSD
General life transitions and relational struggles
Identity and self-concept development
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