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Alison Petok(She/Her/Hers)

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW
Cancer-Caregiver stress & support-Adjustment difficulties & disorders-Chronic illness- Loss, grief, and bereavement-Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health-

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Professional statement

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.

Message to clients

Receiving a diagnosis of cancer or any chronic illness is a life-altering experience which can cause anxiety, distress, and feelings of loss. I work to create a safe, supportive and nonjudgmental space to explore these feelings, practice self-compassion, and develop sustainable coping skills. My goal is to help you feel less distressed and more whole, so that you can manage these challenges more effectively and feel more connected to the people and experiences that bring you joy.

Managing serious health conditions, including cancer and chronic illness, as well as being a caregiver, can be challenging. If you or a loved one are facing any of these issues, please reach out to connect.

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 12 years

Massachusetts General Hospital, Clinical Social Worker
Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, Oncology Social Worker
Fox Chase Cancer Center, Project Manager

University of Pennsylvania, Master in Social Work, 2012
University of Pennsylvania, Master in Public Health, 2012


Massachusetts: 122759 - Maine: LC22920




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


  • Adults (24+)
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)
  • Loveland Therapy Fund Clients

Locations & Hours


Alison Petok 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:$150 (55min)
  • Initial session:$150 (60min)
  • Family sessions:$170 (60min)

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
Payment options
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Venmo
  • IvyPay
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • As needed
Therapist's note

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.

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.