About Michelle Allison
licensed professional counselor
As a licensed therapist, I have focused my practice on helping people enhance the quality of their “here and now” life. We will work together on identifying stressors, triggers, and issues impacting home and work life, then aim to identify how these can be changed, altered, or improved. This may include looking at current or past relationship patterns, building stronger boundaries, or developing needed life and coping skills to help you move forward. We will work to identify past traumas or events that are currently impacting you, enhance your ability to manage triggers in the present and work towards “living your best best life,” however that may be defined. My aim is not to pick a path for you, but to help you see more clearly where you want or need to be.
Why Work With Me?
I am a straightforward and matter-of-fact therapist, known for the use of sarcasm and humor as a way to reframe life’s stressors. I work best with older teens and adults who value this approach. My goal is to help you create a life you see as worth living and I will use a combination of strengths-based coaching and reality therapy to help you get there. I have training and skill in various clinical approaches (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, Mindfulness, Safe Zone training, etc) that I use within the treatment sessions and challenge you to use between appointments to help build that life worth living.
transition and change
Life is full of transitions; some inspire us, some excite us, and some scare the hell out of us, but all push us toward something new. Whether you are going through a transition in relationships, career, or identity, I am here to help. I believe that even the “wrong” choices still help us shape our reality of who we are and who we are going to become. I will never make your decisions for you, but I will challenge you to choose, to pick a side of the road and avoid being run over by the semi trucks on life’s highway.
Availability & Scheduling: Virtual/ Telehealth Sessions only
- Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays 4:30 PM-6:30 PM
- Virtual Appointments Available with Most United, Highmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, Cigna, & UPMC plans.