Alison is an experienced and passionate Career Development professional and Licensed Clinical Counselor with extensive experience working with individuals and groups in organizations, colleges, and private practice. She brings a unique expertise and deep understanding of working with adults in transition, in particular those residing in addiction treatment facilities and recovery centers. Alison combines a strengths-based positive psychology approach with traditional career counseling practices and assessments. She assists clients with identifying and developing a positive perspective on their natural abilities and talents and guides them through various hurdles that come while transitioning back into the workforce. Alison’s extensive experience as an Executive Recruiter in the private sector, identifying and coaching candidates into “best fit” positions, has enhanced her work as a Career Counselor. Alison created a specialized career development program designed for the residents of a large residential treatment center once they reached 65 – 70 days of sobriety. As part of this program, she co-developed and facilitated a job-seeking support group and career management group. She played an integral part in the creation and management of an internship program, and she has directed hundreds of individuals back into the workforce. Alison was also responsible for developing and coordinating the program, which involved mentoring California State University, Northridge (CSUN) career graduate students.
Alison’s educational background includes a B.A. in Psychology and an M.S. in Counseling with a specialization in Career Counseling, both from California State University, Northridge. Alison is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and Board-Certified Counselor.