Allison Kessler Colby

 

I value building a strong therapeutic relationship and providing a non-judgmental, empathetic, and safe space in which you might explore the problems and stressors in your life.  My goal as your therapist is to help identify what prevents you from feeling good and accomplishing your goals, and finding ways to address these difficulties.  Together, we will discover ways you can cope better with life’s challenges.  Potential issues we could address include addictions, trauma, anger, managing chronic illness, life transitions, parenting, anxiety and stress, depression or mood problems, and possibly others, depending on your needs.

I received my Masters degree in Social Work from Yeshiva University in 2007 and obtained my clinical license in 2009. I have been practicing psychotherapy in a variety of settings since 2005, including intensive family therapy, drug/alcohol addiction and trauma treatment with women, and most recently have worked in a medical setting helping people manage chronic health issues.  Also, I currently run support groups for moms transitioning back to the work place from maternity leave.

I have a passion for what I do and enjoy helping people to recognize and elicit dormant strengths, utilizing the knowledge and insight that is already present within each person.   My Therapeutic framework includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Systems Perspective, Strengths Perspective, Attachment Theory, and Trauma Informed Practice.