She/Her/HersLicensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW Master of Public Health, MPH Specialties • Insurance & Fees • Locations
Alison Petok is a Clinical Social Worker in private practice based in Boston, MA. Her career has been focused in oncology and she is well-versed in navigating the medical system. Alison has worked extensively with individuals facing a cancer diagnosis as well as chronic illness, chronic pain, end-of-life issues and survivorship. She has also worked to support caregivers, family members, and medical professionals who are coping with burnout.
Alison practices from a strengths-based perspective and will bear witness to and hold space for your lived experiences. She will support you and your loved ones through adjustment, transitions, loss, grief, and survivorship, as well as coping with uncertainty.
Alison received her Master’s in Social Work and Public Health from the University of Pennsylvania in 2012 and her Bachelor's degree from Washington University in St. Louis. She has worked in various hospital based and outpatient settings, including the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University, Fox Chase Cancer Center, and Massachusetts General Hospital. She is licensed to serve clients in both Massachusetts and Maine.
Alison is currently holding all sessions via Telehealth.
Cancer - Working with individuals diagnosed with cancer, from treatment through all stages of disease
Caregiver stress & support - Coping with anxiety, stress, fatigue, and burnout related to caring for a loved one; balancing the needs of others with one's own needs and health
Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety.
Chronic illness - Receiving a diagnosis; adjusting to lifestyle and medication changes; coping with related changes in mood, emotions, and relationships; managing symptoms and stress
Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance
Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health - Addressing issues specific to individuals and families during the pregnancy and postpartum period, including postpartum depression and anxiety
Alison Petok is not in-network with any insurances.
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Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
Alison is an out-of-network provider with insurance. This means that you pay Alison directly and she will provide you with a receipt to submit to insurance if you have out-of-network benefits. Please contact your insurance company to find out if you have "out-of-network benefits for outpatient behavioral health." You will want to find out details about your out-of-network coverage including if you have a deductible, session limits, and the amount that insurance would cover.
Years of Experience: 12 years
Massachusetts General Hospital, Clinical Social Worker, 2021 - 2023
Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, Oncology Social Worker, 2013 - 2019
Fox Chase Cancer Center, Project Manager, 2012 - 2013
University of Pennsylvania, Master in Social Work, 2012
University of Pennsylvania, Master in Public Health, 2012