Alison graduated from Ithaca College with a Bachelors in Culture and Communication and later received her Masters in Social Work from Binghamton University. Alison started her career by providing support and advocacy survivors of sexual assault and intimate partner violence at the Advocacy Center of Tompkins County. She has also worked at Cayuga Medical Center on the inpatient mental health unit where she provided solution focused brief therapy. Alison currently works as a therapist at Cornell University. At Cornell Alison co-facilitates an LGBTQ Therapy Group and in a member of the Gender Services Team which offers gender affirming care to transgender and non-binary students. Alison’s counseling approach is strengths based, relational, and person centered. Her approach is grounded in the belief that we all have the capacity to heal. Over the last few years Alison has been training in Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) and is a certified level one practitioner. She enjoys working with clients struggling with relationship and family issues, identity exploration, life transitions, anxiety, and depression. Alison is experienced in working with older teens and adults.