Alison  Scarlato
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Alison Scarlato


Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW Master of Social Work, MSW
Washington Accepting Online
Updated April 18, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Identity development
  • Life transitions
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma
  • Work stress

Professional statement

Alison Scarlato is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker based in Seattle, Washington. Alison specializes in supporting clients struggling with issues stemming from anxiety, perfectionism, work stress, and relationships. In therapy, Alison helps her clients deepen self-understanding, increase self-confidence, interrupt unhelpful patterns, and set healthy boundaries. Alison is particularly passionate about working with graduate students, young professionals, mental health and medical professionals, and individuals navigating prenatal, pregnancy, and postpartum experiences.

In therapy, Alison utilizes a variety of insight-oriented and skills-based methods that emphasize the mind-body connection. Alison works with clients to notice thought, feeling, and behavior patterns, explore root causes of symptoms, and clarify core values. She also incorporates nervous system-informed approaches like breath work, movement, and grounding practices to help clients create a sense of calm in the midst of stress. As a trauma-informed therapist, Alison is sensitive to the impact of past experience on present challenges and works with clients to explore ways to reframe personal narratives to catalyze healing and liberation.

Alison's style is thoughtful, honest, and warm. She is an active participant in therapy sessions, asking questions and sharing observations frequently in conversations with clients. When clients first start therapy, Alison works to understand the client’s history and define goals for therapy. Alison strives to promote clients’ expertise and agency in the therapy process and considers therapy to be a collaborative effort between therapist and client.

Alison received her MSW from University of St. Thomas-St. Catherine University. She completed her professional training in the fields of trauma and gender-based violence and has provided mental healthcare in multiple settings including nonprofit organizations, community clinics, and group private practice. Outside of private practice, she enjoys being outdoors, having quality conversations with friends, and spending time with her husband and dog, Penelope. Alison offers remote therapy sessions.


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

Identity development - Understanding, accepting, and strengthening one’s sense of self through the exploration of family, work, and personal values; addressing issues such as, race, class, gender, and sexual orientation, in the context of self experience

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Work stress - Managing overwhelming stress and expectations; increasing effective ways of restoring and maintaining emotional stability and health; addressing challenging relationships with coworkers and bosses


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


Alison Scarlato 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 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $100 - $150

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
  • IvyPay
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed


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 Closed
  • Tue 12:00pm-6:00pm
  • Wed 8:00am-6:00pm
  • Thu 8:00am-6:00pm
  • Fri 8:00am-12:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 4 years

Riverbank Therapy, PLLC, Mental Health Therapist, 2021 - 2023
LifeWire, Lead Mental Health Therapist, 2020 - 2021
Consejo Counseling and Referral Service, Mental Health Therapist, 2019 - 2020

University of St. Thomas-St. Catherine University, Master of Clinical Social Work, 2019
Bethel University, BA Psychology; BA Spanish, 2014


Washington: LW61334942