Alison Dowd, LCPC
Alison Dowd, LCPC (she/they) specializes in complex PTSD and associated concerns including anxiety, shame, identity, grief, chronic stress, and persistent dissociative processes.
Alison works with individuals to address the impact of childhood trauma including physical and psychological abuse, sexual violence, chronic emotional neglect, sudden or violent loss, and prolonged exposure to loved ones with mental illness and/or addiction. Their approach is relational and curious, and they enjoy supporting folks who yearn to experience a greater capacity for connection, aliveness, authenticity, and heartfulness.
Alison holds the belief that people grow through and toward relationships, yet our adaptations to trauma (relational, social, racial, cultural, and intergenerational) often become sources of chronic disconnection from ourselves and others. They are sex-positive and 2SLGBTQIA, poly/ENM and kink-affirming.
Alison’s clinical approach draws from IFS (Internal Family Systems) to invite all parts of you into the space with curiosity and radical acceptance, and NARM (Neuroaffective Relational Model), an embodied approach that addresses early attachment and relational trauma. Endeavoring toward an anti-capitalist ethic, Alison believes people aren’t problems to be solved but rather an embodiment of experiences wanting to happen. Our task is to rehumanize ourselves with one another.
Languages Spoken: English