LCPC, Clinical Supervisor
Alison believes therapy requires authenticity and curiosity. She has a profound respect for the way our minds diligently work to protect and shield us from unwanted experiences as well as the ability to interpret the world around us. Alison works hard in building trust before asking anyone to reveal what they have experienced or what is so deeply troubling them. Therapy can feel strange, which is why she strives to make the process as comfortable as possible, often using humor and a relatable approach. Allowing another person to bear witness to the issues you have faced can be both painful and liberating and she is willing to take that journey alongside you.
Alison draws from both existential-humanistic and relational theories as way to help individuals discover their meaning and facilitate the development of insight. All of us have experiences, some good and some bad, but we are more than just a collection of experiences and memories and in therapy, Alison hopes to help each person find what makes them whole. She also has a deep understanding of the biology of the stress response and how it influences one’s ability to function and understand the world. Alison offers genuine authenticity, validation, challenge, concern, and empathy because she knows in order to heal one must not go it alone.
Ages Treated | Toddlers, Children, Preteen, Teen, Adults, Elders
About Alison Stoll
Alison received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a specialization in early childhood development from Mount Holyoke College, where she gained an understanding of the specifics in childhood development from toddlerhood through school-aged children. After undergraduate studies, she entered the workforce in animal medicine which ingited her passion for providing support for those who have difficulty expressing what they are thinking and feeling in a way that is expected.
This motivated Alison to pursue graduate school where she recived her Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Given the nature of Forensic Psychology, which is the interplay of psychology and the justice system, Alison used this as a foundation to gain a greater understanding of the systemic impact of trauma.
- Attachment-Based Therapy
- Existential Therapy
- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy
- Humanistic Therapy
- Integrative Therapy
- Interpersonal Psychotherapy
- Play Therapy
- Psychodynamic Therapy
- Relational Therapy
- Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy