Alison Rose Batchelder

Alison Rose Batchelder


Psychologist, PhD
Washington Accepting Online
Updated May 24, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Body image
  • Perfectionism
  • Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health
  • Insomnia & sleep issues
  • Imposter syndrome

Professional statement

Dr. Alison is a highly skilled and experienced clinical psychologist. She specializes in helping individuals improve their mental well-being. She received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Palo Alto University and received additional training from institutions such as Stanford University. She holds a certification in SCIP (Self-Compassion in Psychotherapy) which has deepened her understanding of self-compassion and its impact on mental health.

She has a special interest in helping individuals struggling with imposter syndrome and is one of the few researchers to have done her dissertation on the imposter phenomenon and self-compassion. She has extensive experience in working with individuals who struggle with feelings of inadequacy and imposter syndrome, and is committed to helping them overcome these challenges and build self-confidence.

She has a deep understanding of the mind-body connection and she specializes in helping clients develop a more positive and compassionate relationship with themselves. Her approach is tailored to the unique needs of each individual, and combines evidence-based therapies such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) with mindfulness and self-compassion practices. Her therapy sessions are designed to be both informative and empowering, helping clients to gain a deeper understanding of their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors and to develop the tools they need to make positive changes in their lives.

Dr. Alison is PsyPact certified, and is currently accepting new patients. Her practice is remote and is only accepting online patients.

Message to clients

We can be incredibly hard on ourselves as humans. Although being self-critical may have benefited us throughout our lives, it may also lead to a lot of emotional distress. Research on self-compassion has found it can significantly decrease anxiety, depression, and stress while increasing motivation, confidence, and performance. Putting self-compassion into action is a lot easier said than done. Through my extensive training in evidenced-based therapy, I am here to help guide you through that process.

As a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, my specialty is self-compassion, the impostor phenomenon, perfectionism, and self-doubt. My Ph.D. research focused on these constructs. I also have a professional certification in self-compassion and have completed a 36-week-long formal training program in SCIP — Self-Compassion in Psychotherapy for psychotherapists.

Life will always be filled with obstacles and challenges, but they do not need to hold us back from having the life we want. If you're interested in starting a self-compassionate and mindful journey, I would love to hear from you!


Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Body image - Development of skills for handling negative thoughts about physical appearance; building habits of more positive self-talk and self-perception.

Perfectionism - Coping with feelings of anxiety, stress, self-criticism, and procrastination; addressing unrealistic expectations of one’s self and negatively comparing self to others

Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health - Addressing issues specific to women and families during the pregnancy and postpartum period, including postpartum depression and anxiety

Insomnia & sleep issues - Exploring ways to improve sleep patterns, develop healthy sleep hygiene, master relaxation techniques, manage stressors, reduce worrying, and address insomnia

Imposter syndrome - Learning how to identify instances of imposter syndrome and combatting any beliefs that one is not enough or does not deserve good things; practicing assertiveness and developing confidence


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


Alison Batchelder is not in-network with any insurances.

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

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $225 (50min)
  • Initial session: $250 (50min)


Online Sessions (Washington)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Tue 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wed 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Thu 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Fri 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 3 years

Alison Batchelder PhD, PLLC, Owner - Licensed Clinical Psychologist, 2021 - Present
HealthPoint Medical, Post-Doctoral Resident, 2020 - 2021
Palo Alto University: Personality and Social Norms Research Lab , Graduate Research Assistant, 2015 - 2020
National Psychology Training Consortium (NPTC) at HealthPoint, Clinical Psychology Intern, 2019 - 2020
Peer Play Child Development Clinic , Practicum Student, 2018 - 2019
LifeMoves, Advanced Practicum Alumni, 2018 - 2019
LifeMoves, Practicum Student, 2017 - 2018
Stanford University School of Medicine , Clinical Research Student, 2015 - 2018
Medical Psychiatry Services, San Mateo Medical Center , Practicum Student, 2016 - 2017
Fair Oaks Medical Center, Practicum Intern, 2016 - 2017
Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC), Veterans Affairs Palo Alto, Clinical Research Assistant, 2015 - 2016
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Healthcare System (PAVA), Clinical Research Assistant, 2014 - 2016
Gronowski Center, Palo Alto University , Practicum Student, 2015 - 2016
Give Kids the World, Psychology Intern, 2013 - 2014
Napa State Hospital, Psychology Intern, 2010 - 2014
Girls on the Run, Psychology Intern, 2010 - 2011

Postpartum Support International, Certification in Perinatal Depression and Anxiety, 2022
Center for Mindful Self-Compassion, Certification in Self-Compassion in Psychotherapy (SCIP), 2021
Palo Alto University, Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, 2020
Palo Alto University, M.S. in Clinical Psychology, 2016


Washington: PY.61109831