M.Ed., LPC, EDIT
Allison helps adolescents and young adults break out of unsustainable and harmful cycles. Her approach is one that is patient-focused, evidenced based, and trauma informed. She incorporates a multitude of interventions and techniques into her treatment depending on the individual needs and circumstances.
She supports her patients by providing a safe environment where she empowers, encourages, and collaboratively works towards reaching patient goals. She believes each individual is the expert on their own life, and through therapy, She can help guide the learning of new skills to deal with challenges that arise in life. She prides herself on being personable, open, and easy to communicate and work with. She wants her work to be meaningful, effective, and important to the community in which she serves, which is why she offers an individualized approach to help her patients manage emotions, challenge negative behaviors, and regain control and fulfillment back in their lives.
Her ideal patients are teens, adolescents, and young adults struggling with anxiety, perfectionism, self-esteem and body image, eating disorders, and/or any type of disordered eating behaviors. Her work focuses on targeting patterns while highlighting underlying and root causes for behaviors, and helping patients work towards healthier relationships with themselves.
Allison is certified in Eating Disorder Intuitive Therapy (EDIT), Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST), and TF-CBT Web.
Ages Treated | Teens, Young Adults, Adults
About Allison Gentry
Alison has always had an interest in helping others, and a desire to engage in meaningful work. With her Bachelor’s in Psychology, and Masters of Education in Clinical Mental Health, she was able to build a foundation of knowledge, awareness, and proficiency in all things people-related. She has provided mental health services in a variety of settings, and has experience working with adolescents, teenagers, and adults with various issues of concern. She has been exposed to a wide variety of presenting issues that have prepared her for working with, and supporting individuals while providing evidence-based practices to those undergoing developmental, cognitive, behavioral, and emotional concerns.
She has a background in severe mental illness, which has gained her the expertise and competency in dealing with higher risk, and more specialized treatment at an outpatient level. Her background and education have allowed her to specialize in eating disorders and body image concerns through additional credentials of becoming Eating Disorder Intuitive Therapy certified, on top of working with issues including self-esteem, anxiety, depression, self-harm and suicidal thoughts. She knows just how prevalent and consuming these concerns may be, which is why she is dedicated to these issues that affect so many, and is passionate about utilizing her strengths, knowledge, and skills to the best she can for each and every one of her patients.
Auburn University, BA, Psychology
Auburn University, M.Ed., Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CACREP Accredited)
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
- Eating Disorder Intuitive Therapy
- Person-Centered Therapy