My primary goal in therapy is to collaborate with clients and assist them in achieving goals and overcoming troubling obstacles in their lives. I believe you, as the client, are your own expert, and my focus is to meet you where you are at any given moment. Clients seek therapy for many reason—some prefer a more goal-driven and structured approach, some need to process thoughts and emotions, while others seek therapy to overcome the effects of trauma or difficult experiences. As your therapist, my focus is to recognize these nuances and help you navigate through them. I enjoy being part of clients’ journeys and healing and am honored to be of assistance.
Specialties & Experience
I specialize in anxiety, depression, suicidality and self-harm, anger management, OCD, managing mood disorders, PTSD, grief, and behavioral issues. I have experience helping parents learn tools to modify children’s behaviors and develop more positive relationships with their children.
In 2011, I graduated from Chico State with a Master’s in Social Work and have been practicing full time ever since. In that time, I have worked in the county with crisis and suicidality, homeless youth, and with client’s with severe mental illnesses. I have also worked in medical settings and was recently a pediatric social worker for a local agency. Although I often use an eclectic approach to best match a client’s needs, some of my favorite modalities include Solution-Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, Crisis Management, and Trauma Informed interventions for processing trauma.
I believe it’s important for people to find balance and to actively engage in activities that bring them fulfillment and peace. For myself, music, being active, and spending time outdoors brings me that sense of meaning and fulfillment. Please contact me if you feel that I am a good fit. I welcome the opportunity to speak with you and answer any questions you may have.
Schedule an Appointment with Allen
Call our office: (530) 410-0505
Allen sees clients at the Cohasset office.
Allen is a licensed Clinical Social Worker, CA#LCSW75198