Alison  Akers
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Alison Akers

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Rhode Island Accepting Online
Lincoln Not Accepting In-person
Updated June 28, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Family dynamics and issues
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • ADHD (Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Mood disorders
  • Mindfulness
  • Transition to motherhood
  • Pain management

Professional statement

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.


Message to clients

Your privacy is my primary concern. Coming to therapy outside of the city is a way to address highly personal matters, with a caring professional. I work with your needs with interest and enthusiasm, starting you on a path to progress.


Specialties

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




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield

Alison Akers is accepting clients using listed insurances, paying listed fees, or using health insurance out-of-network benefits other than:

  • Optum


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $80 (50min)
  • Initial session: $120

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Therapist's note

Please note that individuals with high deductible plans must pay in full until deductible is met.


Location(s)

Lincoln practice
5 Wake Robin Road, #2301, Lincoln, Rhode Island 02865
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:00am-2:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am-2:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-2:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-2:00pm
  • Fri 9:00am-2:00pm
  • Sat 9:00am-2:00pm
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Rhode Island)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:00am-2:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am-2:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-2:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-2:00pm
  • Fri 9:00am-2:00pm
  • Sat 9:00am-2:00pm
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2017 - Present
Seven Hills Behavioral Health, Practitioner, 2016


Languages

English

French