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Allison Zage

MSW, LCSW

It can be daunting to start therapy due to previous negative therapeutic experiences, a poor fit in therapist, or overwhelm about where to begin and how to “catch someone up” with all of the things that have happened in your life. I show up as my authentic self in the therapy space, which I find naturally encourages clients to discover their truest selves and therapeutic goals. I use a person-centered approach and get to know clients’ individual strengths to best develop and maintain coping skills and strategies that really work. Therapy is not a one-size-fits-all process, and I strive to walk alongside clients to explore and uncover patterns that may no longer be serving them.


After a few sessions, clients report feeling very comfortable working with me and have a clear understanding of the therapeutic process we will embark on together. I use empathetic listening, gentle questioning, and light humor to help clients uncover what is truly getting in the way of the growth they want to achieve. I then create an individualized approach with realistic expectations and check in with clients to assess their comfort throughout the process.


Experience


Allison has worked in private practices, schools and intensive outpatient programs for eight years in both Colorado and New York City. She has a unique clinical background that includes providing individual traditional talk therapy, leading therapeutic rock climbing groups, and supporting clients in their home and community. Allison is passionate about working with LGBTQIA+ folks, people with PCOS and other medical mysteries, and those who are navigating the challenging overlap between societal expectations and individual identity.


Client Focus


Adults (18 and up.)


Types of Therapy


Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT).


Concerns I Treat


Anxiety, OCD and related disorders, life transitions, gender identity & sexuality, ADD/ADHD, addictions, interpersonal relationships.


More Than Just My Work


In my free time, I can be found playing pickleball, hiking with my dog, and listening to live music with friends and family.


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