Alison  Akers

Alison Akers

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC

Accepting new clients for daytime appointments in Lincoln practice (updated November 13, 2019)


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


General expertise


Insurance

Alison Akers is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

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

Therapist's note

Alison can provide you with paperwork for reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network sessions.


Location(s)

Lincoln practice

5 Wake Robin Road

#2301

Lincoln, RI 02865

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

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