Allison’s approach is informed by feminist social justice scholarship and is rooted in values of diversity, inclusion, and anti-oppression. Allison specializes in working with issues related to sexuality, gender, and LGBT health as well as mental health concerns including depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, borderline personality disorder, stress related to chronic illness, and low self-worth. She works with adults, including both individuals and couples, and utilizes a variety of interventions including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), and other cognitive behavioral evidence-based approaches. Allison is also an undergraduate psychology instructor and research fellow at Toronto Metropolitan University.
Post-doctoral Fellowships – Toronto Metropolitan University, HIV Prevention Lab; Edward Hines, Jr. VA Medical Center (Chicago), LGBT Health
Residency – Medical College of Georgia, HIV & LGBTQ Health Disparities
Ph.D. – Clinical Psychology, Gender & Diversity emphasis, University of Missouri-St. Louis