“Crises marked by anxiety, doubt, and despair have always been those periods of personal unrest that occur at the times when a man is sufficiently unsettled to have an opportunity for personal growth. We must always see our own feelings of uneasiness as being our chance for "making the growth choice rather than the fear choice.” ― Sheldon B. Kopp, If You Meet the Buddha on the Road, Kill Him: The Pilgrimage Of Psychotherapy Patients
Counseling can assist the client in learning to communicate better in relationships, feeling more connected to the important people in his or her life, and instill a sense of hope and direction. It helps to relieve feelings of frustration, depression, or anxiety. It can also help clients gain access to the tools to change thinking, behavior and feelings to create positive outcomes. My modalities for treatment vary depending on the client symptoms but I mainly utilize CBT, DBT, and PCT. My perspective of counseling is freedom and I work in a very collaborative way with my clients. The client should feel empowered and be free to have control over their problems and in their life. I think that counseling should be about giving the client options and the freedom to make their own choices so that they can develop real interpersonal growth. The counseling process can be challenging at times but it also offers some of the most rewarding elements that anyone can do for themselves. If you are at a point in your life in which you are ready to face your issues and/or make some necessary changes, I would be very happy to join you on your journey to freedom, insight, and peace.
Cost of psychotherapy sessions vary depending on payment method. Private pay costs have a sliding scale fee from $75-$105 per session based on gross annual household income.
Clients have the option of scheduling online for initial session setup. To schedule online, please visit www.therapyappointment.com to register as a new patient by selecting the following: login, client/patient login, TherapyAppointment Login, search for Allison Clifton, MS, LPC, and then complete the form by clicking Register as a new patient/client.
I currently accept the following BC/BS insurance plans:
-Blue Choice PPO
-Blue Essentials HMO
-Blue Advantage HMO
-Blue Cross Medicare Advantage (PPO/HMO)
Licensed Professional Counselor, TX 78631
MS Clinical Mental Health Counseling/Walden University/August 2017
BA Psychology/McMurry University/December 2013
United States Air Force/Active Duty/2006-2012