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Alison Akers

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Rhode Island
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-
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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

Confidentiality is my primary concern. Coming to therapy online or outside of the city is a way to create the space to address highly personal matters.

I am a very adaptable caring professional. I work with your needs with interest and enthusiasm, starting you on a path to progress.Your progress will be evident over time. I am solution-focused and can set six-session goals with you, or can work in an open-ended and creative fashion.

There is no such thing as embarrassment working with me. Any shame can be addressed in a personal and sensitive manner so you can uncover and learn from it.

We will do work that, unlike fictional chatter, uncovers real patterns and reaches points. Crisis will be managed in our discussions and you will find yourself looking back on troubling events and thoughts, leaving them behind.

Mental health is attainable. I encourage you to allow me to be your guide.

Work and Education

Private Practice
Seven Hills Behavioral Health, Practitioner


Rhode Island: MH00862


English, French


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


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

Locations & Hours

Accepting clients 10:00am-3:00pm Mon Tues Fri

Evenings Weds.4-7pm


  • Blue Cross Blue Shield

Out-of-pocket fees

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

Additional session information

Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
Therapist's note

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

Book a Free Initial Consultation

The practice will call you for a free 10min phone call to discuss your needs and ensure a match!

This provider has no upcoming call times available.