Allison

About Allison Power, LCPC
EMDR Certified
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
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Allison has been a licensed and practicing counselor since 2019. She got her master's degree in Clinical Counseling with an emphasis in play therapy as well as trauma, grief, and crisis from Northwest Nazarene University (NNU) in Nampa, ID, after earning her bachelor's degree in Human Services from Lesley University in Cambridge, MA.

As she has worked as a clinical counselor, she has earned a certification as a Clinical Specialist in Autism Spectrum Disorders, a Parent-Child Interaction Therapy Certification, as well as EMDR Therapy.

Allison specializes in working with children who have challenging behaviors, low self-esteem, anxiety, and/or depression. She has extensive training in helping neurodiverse children on the Autism spectrum or with an ADHD diagnosis. She is also experienced in dealing with some of the family challenges that can come with one or more neurodiverse children.

Allison also has a background in working with LGBTQIA+ clients.
To describe her approach to therapy, the most important thing Allison wants her clients to understand is that she is a partner with them. She fosters open communication so that you can express what is and is not working for you in your counseling relationship.

 
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Overall, Allison explains it as a systems, whole child approach. She looks at the client's whole world–school, work, home, community–to help them figure out a way to function better and be more successful in that world. She uses play and art therapy, mindfulness techniques (especially for those working on anxiety or focus), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) techniques to help clients better understand how their feelings are connected to their thoughts and actions. If a client finds it helpful to be moving around during a session, she can also do walk-and-talk therapy.

One of the things Allison wants her clients to know is that being trusted to walk alongside someone as they vulnerably work toward change is not something she takes lightly. She finds immense joy in watching her clients grow, change, and build strong family bonds that will last a lifetime. When she sees a child succeed in navigating their world while managing their impulses or not becoming overwhelmed, she feels great satisfaction. She celebrates with parents when those parents and their children can play happily and peacefully together.

On a personal note, Allison has been married for 5+ years and has one young daughter. She moved to Idaho in 2017 after her schooling in Boston. She enjoys free time by visiting parks, going to coffee shops, hiking, and playing volleyball with her family. A unique fact: Allison was a professional figure skater, going as far as to compete with and represent TEAM USA, traveling the world with friends and teammates. This experience boosted her desire to travel, so she also likes exploring new places when she can.

Allison specializes in the following topics and therapy methods:

  • Child
  • Parenting
  • Mood Disorders
  • ADHD
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Grief
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (Certified in EMDR Therapy)

Contact Allison
 

(208) 803-5339 
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