Alison Dodd, LGPC
Phone: 301-960-1198 ext. 707
Alison utilizes a multi-faceted counseling approach to empower individuals to navigate life’s challenges with the goal of unlocking the potential that lies within all of us. Instilling hope in clients through empathy and intuition, Alison understands the necessity of collaboration to effect meaningful change. With over 10 years of experience working in schools from grades K-12 in MD/DC, Alison has her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and is currently licensed as an LGPC.
As a practiced clinician, Alison works with clients from widely diverse backgrounds and uses a person-centered approach to her counseling practice. Alison creates a safe environment through play and other expressive therapies to build rapport and enable a client to experience and normalize a full range of emotions. Alison also sees group therapy as an important part of working with children and adolescents.
Alison has worked with children and families with ADHD, anxiety, depression, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), aggression, learning differences; as well as parents and children going through divorce and separation. In addition to working with children, Alison enjoys working with young adults who are transitioning from college to “real life” and understands the pressure and challenges associated with making this life shift.
Increasing self-awareness, and tackling the here and now, enables clients to take home effective strategies to implement in their daily lives. Alison practices, and looks forward to helping clients adopt, a holistic approach to their overall well-being through exercise, yoga, meditation and nutrition. Alison also enjoys attending workshops, conferences and seminars to stay current on evidenced based therapeutic approaches.
American Counseling Association
Association for Child and Adolescent Counseling
Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development
Gettysburg College 1997: B.A. Art History
Trinity University Washington 2009: M.A. Clinical Mental Health