G.Y.M. Grow Your Mind Psychotherapy - 2 locations
  • 7910 Woodmont Avenue, Ste. 1430, Bethesda, MD 20814
  • 8720 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910
TEL: 301-893-4733
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A BIT ABOUT PSYCHOTHERAPY

Personalized Attention to All Your Needs

My Approach

Alison is a person-centered therapist and she is experienced in working with adolescents and adults. Her goal is to empower and motivate clients.

She uses holistic approach and her style is very flexible. She draws a variety of modalities (CBT, mindfulness, and Ericksonian hypnosis) to meet clients’ needs. Even though she does not prescribe medications, she is the prescriber for tips of happiness. She is specialized in finding the silver lining in a difficult situation and she will guide you to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

Her clients often describe her approach is warm, enlightening, and interactive. She believes that everyone has their own gifts and full of potential and her job is to guide clients to get close to their inner wisdom and unfold their potential. She is confident to help clients reach to the stage of authenticity, mindfulness, and embrace who they are.

Alison originally comes from Taiwan and she travels to Taiwan once a year to facilitate workshop related to stress management, building a healthy relationship, and communication skills. She is interested in human behaviors and especially enjoys working with clients from diverse backgrounds.

 

She is a believer to practice what you preach. Hence, when she is not in therapy room, she enjoys yoga, meditation, travel, and explore nature.

 

Education

MS, Counseling, Johns Hopkins University

Advanced Postgraduate Training
  • Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT), the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford University

  • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) at Omega Institute

  • Advanced Trauma Treatment Level I & II at Ferentz Institute for Advanced Psychotherapy Training and Education

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) at Beck Institute

  • Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) at Albert Ellis Institute

  • Ericksonian Hypnosis and Brief Psychotherapy at American Hypnosis Training Academy

  • Bowen Family System Theory and its Applications at the Bowen Center

  • Supervision Training Program at Washington School of Psychiatry

Affiliations

American Counseling Association

Anxiety and Depression Association of America