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Allie Alayan, M.A.

Therapeutic style:

My emerging theoretical orientation is largely informed by Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) theories. I see that thoughts, beliefs, behaviors and emotions all interact in the conceptualization of a client’s presenting concerns. I use CBT interventions across the range of modern empirically supported therapies (e.g., Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and mindfulness). Using the therapeutic relationship as a central vehicle for change, I strive to provide clients with experiences of connection where they feel secure, heard, and accepted. Additionally, I value the use of ongoing assessment data to provide greater diagnostic clarity and to monitor treatment progress. In my work with clients, I have also found it helpful to include techniques from feminist, existential, and multicultural approaches to therapy.

Professional Interests:

My professional interests include religion/spirituality considerations, academic concerns, test anxiety, and the intersection of career-related concerns and mental health. I also have extensive interests related to psychological assessment.

Groups and Liaison Roles:

I serve as co-facilitator of the ABD Group at CCS.

Educational Background:

I earned my bachelor’s degree in psychology from Indiana Wesleyan University and my master’s degree in clinical psychology from Wheaton College (IL). I received my master’s degree in counseling psychology from Colorado State University and I am a doctoral candidate in counseling psychology at Colorado State University.

Personal Interests:

My personal interests include spending time with my people, exploring outdoor spaces, watching new shows, and eating lots of ice cream.

My Pronouns:

She/Her/Hers

 

This clinician is currently under clinical supervision.  The supervisor of record is Brian Fitts, PhD, and their license number is P.08311.