Alison Dowd, LCPC
Alison is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in Chicago, IL and has specialized in the treatment of complex/developmental trauma and associated experiences including anxiety, shame, grief, substance use, chronic stress, and persistent dissociative processes.
Alison holds the belief that people grow through and toward relationships, yet the consequences of traumatic events, relational wounding, social stigma, cultural oppression, and systemic inequities often become sources of chronic disconnection for our self and others. Alison enjoys working with folks who desire to reconnect with their authentic self in order to live more empowered and affirming lives.
Alison endeavors to embody an authentic, affirming, and emotionally engaged presence to welcome and witness all aspects of your identity and experience. She uses a relational and IFS-informed approach to invite all parts of you into the space with curiosity and radical acceptance in order to foster emotional robustness and self-compassion.
With training in art therapy, Alison incorporates creativity to expand imaginative capabilities within the self to protest oppressive systems. As a somatic practitioner, Alisons offers a space that encourages folks to attune with their own embodied intelligence in order for it to emerge, unfold, and facilitate their own brilliance. Alison is sex-positive and LGBTQIA, poly/ENM and kink-affirming. Alison strives to situate her practice within disability justice and liberation-focused frameworks.
Languages Spoken: English