Allison Crosby, M.Ed.
Allison is truly passionate about helping people improve their lives. She approaches counselling from a person-centered perspective, believing that clients have the power, ability, and freedom to set & meet their own goals and live life in more meaningful ways. Allison’s extensive education in Psychology (BA, Simon Fraser University) and Counselling (MEd, University of Northern British Columbia) have given her knowledge about research based, effective techniques and her practical experience at the Community Care Centre has equipped her with the skills needed to help a diverse range of clients.
Areas of Strength:
- Assertiveness Skills
- Conflict Resolution
- Couples Counselling
- Creating Life Balance
- Decision Making/Change
- Depression (Mild to Moderate)
- Family of Origin Issues
- Family Issues
- Life Transitions
- LGBTQ Concerns
- Past Abuse
- People Pleasing
- Personal Growth
- Relationship Building
- Relationship Concerns
- Suicidal Thoughts
- Stress Management
- Transgender/Gender Identity Exploration
While Allison approaches counselling primarily from a person-centered approach, she incorporates techniques from other theories including Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Family Systems Therapy. For couples counselling Allison works from an eclectic approach, drawing from Emotion-Focused Therapy, Gottman-based therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Allison enjoys collaborating with clients to explore short-term and long-term solutions to problems as well as processing the past if clients feel they have unresolved issues they’d like to work through. Allison is a skilled therapist that is warm, friendly & easy to talk to. She develops a strong therapeutic alliance with her clients, and believes this is key in helping clients set and accomplish their goals.
To accommodate client’s busy schedules, Allison has both daytime and evening appointments available, as well as Saturday sessions. To book a free 20-minute phone consultation or to set up an appointment with Allison, email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are hoping for benefits coverage please note that Allison is registered and is a fully Certified Canadian Counsellor. Let your benefits know of these credentials to see if your coverage will apply.
Allison is part of our Therapy Thursdays writer’s group to provide our community on tips for better mental health.
Check out some of Allison’s articles here:
5 Techniques for Getting a Better Night’s Sleep and Treating Insomnia