Alison Askew, LPC Associate
Supervised by Jessica Callicutt LPC-S, RPT-S, CEDS-S
“We can always begin again”
Online or In-Person Sessions
Individuals:$100 per 50-min Session
Insurance is not Accepted
Payment is due at the beginning of each session. Cash, check, and credit cards are accepted.
Are you or your child struggling to cope with life’s challenges? Maybe thoughts and feelings of shame, fear, worry or guilt are keeping you from experiencing the life that you want. Whatever experience brings you here today - a loss, transition, hardship - know that you are not alone.
Together, we will co-create a safe space to face these challenges with compassion and gentle curiosity. I believe with the right tools and support in place, you will not only create more satisfying and authentic relationships – with yourself and others, but you will move towards growth and healing.
How I work
Specializing in disordered eating, body image, depression, anxiety and trauma, I use several approaches to meet the specific needs of each individual. It is my goal to help you restore well-being by learning how to become your own inner ally.
I provide a whole-hearted approach to working with uncomfortable emotions, addressing difficult experiences and deepening relationships. Together, we will identify, challenge and overcome the self-limiting beliefs that are holding you back and connect with your core values. This will improve your ability to give yourself what you need, achieve long-term goals and live a more meaningful life.
I use elements of mindfulness and somatic awareness to bring attention to what you are sensing and feeling in the moment, without judgment. This non-judgmental practice is where self-compassion and authenticity begins to take root - and where change takes place. As a certified yoga teacher, I enjoy bringing the healing benefits of yoga into sessions. Yoga provides a unique opportunity to reconnect and reclaim the body.
Alison Askew is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate supervised by Jessica Callicutt, LPC-S, RPT-S, CEDS-S. Her clinical experience includes working with children, adolescents and adults who have struggled with eating disorders, depression, anxiety, trauma and abuse, in both inpatient, intensive outpatient, and outpatient treatment settings.
Alison is currently completing an advanced training in Somatic Experiencing. In her free time, she enjoys propagating succulents, practicing yoga, or exploring new trails with her dog, Molly.
My primary interests are working with individuals who are struggling with disordered eating, body image concerns, anxiety, depression, and trauma.
I am passionate about helping others make peace with food and live a deeply nourishing life.
What made you decide to become a counselor?
I went to therapy for the first time in high school. I remember leaving each session feeling supported, validated, and heard. It was within this safe space I was able to heal and grow. I decided I wanted to follow in my therapist’s footsteps and went on to study psychology in college.
If you could teach the world one skill or technique to improve their lives, what would it be?
Have you personally been in counseling and if so, what did you learn about yourself?
I have been in counseling at different times in my life. I learned how to quiet my loud inner critic and become my own inner ally. I learned about self-compassion and how to offer myself care and support.
If you could recommend one book to all your clients, what would it be?
Radical Compassion by Tara Brach. In her book, Tara introduces and discusses a practical and powerful mindfulness tool, RAIN, to use when challenging emotions arise. RAIN:R-Recognize what is happening; A-Allow the experience to be there, just as it is;I-Investigate with interest and care;N-Nurture with self-compassion.
Who is your ideal client?
My primary interests are working with individuals who are struggling with disordered eating, body image concerns, anxiety, depression, and trauma. I am passionate about helping others make peace with food and live a deeply nourishing life.
What inspires you to help others?
I am continuously inspired by the tremendous bravery and courage that transpires in each session. I feel it is a great privilege to be a part of each client’s journey towards self-discovery.
How do you personally practice self-care?
Gardening, mindful movement, reading, going outside, and being with my dog and cat.
How do you relate to Mindfulness? How do you incorporate it in your sessions?
I view mindfulness as not just a practice but a way of living. It is an opportunity to experience the richness of each passing moment. When we slow down, observe, and connect to our living experience we are reminded of what it is like to feel alive. I like to introduce various mindfulness techniques to see what feels most supportive for the client.
If you are hosting a dinner party, who are the 3 people you would invite and why?
I would invite Carl Rogers, Tara Brach and Seane Corn. Each of these people have made beautiful contributions to the field of psychology and/or yoga; and I have greatly benefited from each of their teachings and wisdom. I can only imagine how interesting and engaging the conversations would be.