Accepting clients 10:00am-3:00pm Mon Tues Fri
Alison Akers is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor practicing in Lincoln, RI. She specializes in depression, anxiety, mood disorders, family challenges, and interpersonal skills. Alison draws from skill-based modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy in order to equip her clients with real-world skills in a safe and supportive environment.
Alison works collaboratively with clients to create an individually tailored healing plan that speaks to their unique challenges and goals. Sessions focus on identifying and taking productive next steps towards therapeutic objectives. In order to maximize each session, Alison maintains a peaceful and caring workspace, incorporating techniques such as meditation, music, and journaling.
Alison uses biopsychosocial and ecological assessments to understand a client's unique background. She assesses client cognition, behavior, and emotions to get a holistic view of their wellbeing, and uses these analytics to guide each individual through a highly personalized style of treatment.
Family dynamics and issues - Includes helping parents with their own issues within the context of supporting children; helping young adults navigate family issues
Interpersonal skills - Learning skills to cope with interactions with others
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) - Skill-building and support around organizational challenges, distracted attention, procrastination; building and maintaining healthy routines and structure
ADHD (Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) - Skill-building and support around organizational challenges, distracted attention, procrastination; building and maintaining healthy routines and structure
Depression - Sleep and energy disruption, overall mood disturbance, inability to enjoy yourself, and difficulty being motivated, amongst many other symptoms
Anxiety - Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks
Mood disorders - Using coping and preventive strategies to stabilize swings between elevated mood or irritability and depressive episodes
Mindfulness - Using techniques like breathing and meditation to break from harmful thought patterns
Transition to motherhood - Working with women as they adjust to new motherhood
Pain management - Managing pain, e.g. Carpal tunnel syndrome, back pain
Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
Please note that individuals with high deductible plans must pay in full until deductible is met.
Private Practice, 2017 - Present
Seven Hills Behavioral Health, Practitioner, 2016
Rhode Island: MH00862