Alyson graduated from Antioch University New England with her masters' in Couple & Family Therapy. Prior to becoming a therapist, Alyson was a middle school teacher with Teach for America. It was there that she realized that no matter how intelligent a child was, their chances for success decreased dramatically based on the state of their family relationships. Since that point it has been her mission to improve relational health through radical empathy and healthy communication. When she's not working, Alyson loves spending time with her partner and two children.
I believe that people come to therapy because they truly don't know what to do about something in their life. They want tangible, actionable skills that they can start implementing immediately to see results. I am the first to admit that true healing is a long process, however, I am committed to giving you take-home skills in each of our sessions so that you feel empowered to start making changes in your life. I am a strengths-based and solution-focused therapist who will absolutely adore working with you. We will laugh, we will feel deep emotion, we will be patient, and we will be strong. I will be with you all along the way, and when you feel ready, I will let you go.
I am committed to providing a safe space for healing and growth to all people of all identities. I am not afraid to discuss privilege and oppression, -isms, and systemic barriers to justice. In fact, I welcome these conversations and recognize the necessity of leaning in to discomfort in order to make our world a more equitable place. I am committed to serving a diverse population and advocating for mental health access & supports for all communities. Please reach out about my sliding scale fee for service.
Certified in levels 1 & 2 of Gottman Method Couples Therapy
Certified Fair Play Facilitator
Alyson is a member of the American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy