Allison Rayburn, Therapist in North Carolina — Zencare
Allison Dorothy Rayburn
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Allison Dorothy Rayburn

She/Her/Hers

Doctorate of Marriage and Family Therapy, DMFT Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT
Florida, Missouri, North Carolina Accepting Online
Updated June 21, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Childhood trauma
  • Complex PTSD (C-PTSD)
  • Family issues
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Professional statement

Dr. Allison Rayburn is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist providing online therapy in North Carolina, Missouri and Florida. Dr. Rayburn enjoys supporting individuals who are highly sensitive to the needs of others learn how to listen and honor their own needs in ways they haven't experienced before. Many of her clients struggle to understand their responses to stress in life and their relationships. Through therapy, Dr. Rayburn supports clients in an active way to understand how their experiences and relationships are showing up in the present when overwhelmed. From this deeper understanding and perspective allows for new possibilities for how to identify and express their needs, heal old wounds, and move forward more confidently in their lives.

Dr. Rayburn's approach is rooted in the understanding of ourselves, provides space to lessen anxiety and how to create change in our mind, body, and relationships. Her belief is change comes from new experiences, instead of traditional therapies that focus solely on talking. She creates an accepting and curious atmosphere that is client-guided, allowing the client to express many parts of themselves as they naturally would. Her training in Dr. Rayburn collaborates with clients through an attachment and relational lens which opens the possibilities for new experiences in the therapy room that can be transferred into lasting change in their everyday lives. Clients might reflect on the way that they were raised and how their relationships with their families to connect to their current challenges, including stress responses such as fight, flight, freeze and fawn ( people-pleasing tendencies) and more importantly what to do about it. With greater insight, clients can make more conscious decisions about how they show up in relationships, pursuing connections that are aligned with their true values.


Message to clients

You know what you want to change. Yet, you know they aren't improving or even worsening, leaving you feeling more alone. While a part of you wants to feel connected and supported by loved ones and friends, they may not get it and would confirm your fear of rejection for being too much. You've always been highly sensitive to other people's emotions, and you learned young to hide them and deal with it by yourself. Deep down you want support, but don't know what or how to get it, leaving you feeling alone and misunderstood. You are tired of not understanding why you are feeling and reacting so strongly. Enough's enough. You deserve more.

What if you can explore how you learned to show up and manage stress in relationships? What if you don't have to abandon your needs to feel loved and safe? What if you can look at the same "problem" in different ways to better see new possible solutions? What if you learn honor your needs and fears, and communicate them clearly so you feel seen and heard?

In the past 13 years, I have focused on helping people like you better understand themselves and experience a safe space to explore and process their lives. To be seen and heard, and connect with the person you've always been. To view your struggles from new perspectives and find ways to create changes. You've got this. We've got this.


Specialties

ADHD - Skill-building and support around organizational challenges, distracted attention, procrastination; building and maintaining healthy routines and structure

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

Childhood trauma - Learning how traumatic events in childhood can translate into adulthood; processing through difficult memories with the goal of moving past the experience and lingering symptoms

Complex PTSD (C-PTSD) - Recovering from the impact of long-term, repeated traumatic events, such as emotional abuse and neglect

Family issues - Promoting communication and supporting family members to address challenges and reduce conflict and distress

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past




Clientele

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

Insurance

Allison Rayburn 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: $180 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $150 - $180
  • Initial session: $250 (75min)

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
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Multiple times a week
Therapist's note

I also accept payment using your Health Savings Account or Flexible Savings Account.


Location(s)

Online Sessions (Florida)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 3:00-8:00 pm
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed 1:30-4:30 pm
  • Thu 9:30-4:00 pm
  • Fri 9:30-4:00 pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Missouri)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 2:00-7:00 pm (Central Time)
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed 12:30-3:30 pm (Central Time)
  • Thu 8:30-3:30 pm (Central Time)
  • Fri 8:30-3:30 pm (Central Time)
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (North Carolina)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 3:00-8:00 pm
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed 1:30-4:30 pm
  • Thu 9:30-4:00 pm
  • Fri 9:30-4:00 pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 9 years

Private Practice Therapist, Owner/Therapist, 2018 - Present
University of Central Missouri, Assistant Professor , 2018 - 2021
Camelot Community Care, Youth and Family Therapist , 2017 - 2018
Center for Couples and Family Therapist, Outpatient Therapist, 2014 - 2017

Florida State University, Doctor of Philosophy in Marriage and Family Therapy, 2018
Appalachian State University, Masters of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy, 2013


Licensure

Florida: MT4362

Missouri: 2019035961

North Carolina: 2266


Languages

English