GET TO KNOW ME
Ever since I was young, I knew I wanted to get into a career path that would make a difference in people’s lives. I grew up watching several family members struggle with mental illness including addiction, anxiety and depression. Then, in my late teens I developed an eating disorder. Little did I know I was also struggling with OCD and anxiety. After going through my own recovery, I became even more determined to help others as I experienced first hand how life changing recovery is! I also realized how much stigma there is around mental health and it is my mission to change this. I never want my clients to feel as alone as I did.
I went to University of Washington for my Bachelor's degree in Psychology. Later, I graduated from New Mexico State University with my Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Since then, I have had extensive training in Eating Disorders, OCD and Trauma.
Outside of my work, I love hiking with my two dogs, going to the beach, traveling and spending time with my husband and family.
I truly care for all of my clients, and work diligently to help them recover and reclaim agency over their lives. This work is so meaningful to me and I am honored to be considered apart of your healing journey.
Dr. Chelsea Twiss, PhD
Allyson is incredibly passionate and dedicated about her work. She continually puts forth effort to expanding her awareness of counseling and clinical services. As a professional colleague, it's clear to me that Allyson has a growth mindset and cares deeply about the work she does. Allyson also offers clients all her experience and knowledge with eating disorders, anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorder. I believe Allyson is the kind of counselor we all want at some point in our lives because of how much she truly cares and the dedication she puts into her work.