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Hi, I'm Allyson.

I'm an emotions writer-teacher-therapist in the Berkshires, Massachusetts, but you might also call me:

  • a fear tamer,

  • a heart mender,

  • a dream whisperer.

I'm a born emotional adventurer. I love to talk with people about life, family, pain, heartache, love, confusion, loss, all the things people carry inside - including purpose and meaning and pretty much all the big and little things they think about.

Like so many others I grew up in a family that didn't know how to handle emotional pain or conflict, and kept a lot of secrets. But I learned that people never stop longing to break down the walls of silence and loneliness. And I know the importance of finally telling your story, feeling understood, and healing old wounds. 

This is the purpose of my work: to support emotional wellbeing, recognize the struggle of being human, and nurture dreams, compassion, and hope.

Twenty years of experience in helping people unlock the truth of who they are has taught me this: we never stop needing to connect to ourselves and each other. And when we do - that changes the world.

I’m mainly writing these days, so come check out my Instagram account Notes From Your Therapist!

Email me.

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My work is based on depth psychology, interpersonal neurobiology, attachment theory, emotional intelligence, and mindfulness. I have an M.Ed. in Marriage and Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling.

Previous work: clinician at the Brien Center, Child & Adolescent Services, Pittsfield, MA, and the Brien Center, Mental Health Services, Great Barrington, MA.