Providing therapeutic solutions to individuals & families from Fairfield and New Haven County, CT.
Allison received her M.A. and B.S.from Northwestern University. She trained, interned, taught and did research which integrated the fields of Human Communications and Expressive Arts Therapy drawing from advanced studies in psychology, communications, and the arts. She trained in Analytical Psychology, Expressive Arts, and Somatic Therapy with Leland H. Roloff, Phd., and interned at Park Forest Hospital, IL. in Dance Therapy. She began work in Creative Arts Therapy in 1974, later taught at Milton Academy, in Milton, MA, and served as President of Bright Solutions, Inc.
She takes a holistic approach to emotional well-being and authentic communication within families.
Today, aspects of this integrated approach are called by various names:
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) (DBT)
- Therapeutic Coaching
- Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
- Expressive Arts Therapy
- Life Skills Coaching
She served as a consultant to 33 CT school districts beginning in 1978 teaching life skills and problem solving through creative activity. Her early vision in this field was recognized and rewarded by by numerous grant awards from the CT State Dept. of Education, the CT Comm. on the Arts, as well as corporate, private, and family foundations over a 20+ year period.
Allison is still married to her high school sweetheart and has a grown adopted son.
She values deep compassion, laughter, justice, and hope.