The human spirit has an amazing capacity for resilience, but sometimes it’s too hard to tap into it on your own. When we encounter challenges and problems in relationships, in our workplaces, in our families, we can feel overwhelmed, hopeless, stuck and lost. It’s not uncommon to feel depressed or anxious, or to seek out unhealthy ways to function that mask the hurt, such as addiction or other self-destructive behaviors. It is in situations like these that it takes great strength to reach out and ask for help–to seek someone to come alongside and enter into your experience, to connect with; to seek someone to help carry the burden and discover that resiliency.
I consider it a great privilege and joy to meet with clients, learn their stories, enter into their life experiences, and travel together on a path towards healing and a greater sense of wholeness. I believe that we are created to be in relationships, to be fully known, loved and validated. It is my hope that, working together, we can co-create a safe space where this experience can occur and where you can be empowered to grow and facilitate lasting change.
Allie is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFC #45158) with over 7 years of experience providing psychotherapy to children, youth, families, couples and individuals. Her areas of specialty include trauma, depression, anxiety, family struggles, postpartum issues, life transitions and parenting. Allie is certified in the PREPARE/ENRICH program for couples–an assessment tool that identifies strengths and potential areas of growth and improvement in relationships, for married and premarital couples.
Allie received her Bachelors degree in Psychology from U.C.L.A. and went on to receive her Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy through the Fuller Graduate School of Psychology in Pasadena.