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Allyson Inez Ford, MA, LPCC

Allyson Inez Ford, MA, LPCC

Founder/ Owner
Eating Disorder and OCD Therapist
Ketamine Assisted Therapist

About Allyson Inez Ford (she/her)

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 a life threatening eating disorder. Little did I know I was also struggling with a lifelong battle of OCD- I wasn’t aware until much later in life due to stigma and misconceptions about OCD. After going through my own recovery, I became even more determined to help others as I experienced first hand how life changing and incredibly hard recovery is. I also realized how much stigma there is around mental health and how many barriers to quality care exist within the treatment industry. It is my mission to change this. I never want my clients to feel as alone as I did- and I certainly don’t want anyone to suffer in silence as long as I did.

Additionally, I am mixed race, queer and neurodivergent. I am also a parent. I hold size and middle class privilege. These important aspects of my identity have shaped my life experiences and influence the ways in which I practice therapy. Due to my own experiences with things like racism, sexism and ableism, I don’t shy away from these topics as they come up in therapy- I know they impact our mental well-being and pretending like they don’t just further harms marginalized people.

My therapeutic approach is rooted in a feminist, relational and anti-carceral style that aims to individualize your treatment to your specific needs. I often use techniques from IFS, ACT and I-CBT and ERP (for OCD) when requested. I also practice harm reduction for Eating Disorders and Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy. What I love about both of these techniques is they honor your agency, wisdom and self trust.

I truly care for all of my clients, and work diligently to help them recover and reclaim agency over their lives. There are few greater joys for me than watching a client find healing and personal freedom. This work is so meaningful to me and I am honored to be considered a part of your healing journey.

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