Allie is a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern (IMH21261) who specializes in adults who suffer from anxiety, low self-esteem, mood swings, school/occupational issues, and identity issues. She graduated from Columbia University with her Master’s in Mental Health Counseling, and prior to that, received degrees in Human Communication and Sociology with a minor in Leadership Studies from the University of Central Florida. A majority of Allie’s clinical experience has focused on serving individuals from marginalized and underserved communities across the country, including Miami, Orlando, [near] Los Angeles, and New York City. As the daughter of immigrants, a Colombian mother and Israeli father, Allie’s multicultural background and diverse clinical experiences have informed her approach toward identity issues.
Allie’s approach focuses on helping clients develop self-understanding and learn practical skills. She believes education is a form of empowerment, so she frequently infuses opportunities for clients to learn about psychological concepts that can help them understand their own experience. She also incorporates mindfulness and self-compassion techniques, which help clients become more present and less harsh on themselves. In addition to supporting clients to meet their individual goals, Allie’s overarching goal for all of her clients is to help them develop a positive relationship with themselves. Overall, her style of counseling can be described as supportive, empowering, insightful, and oftentimes funny. She genuinely loves her job, and it permeates throughout her sessions.
Allie is fluent in Spanish and offers sliding-scale pricing.