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“We accept the love we think we deserve” – Perks of Being a Wallflower
Allison is a Licensed Associate Professional Counselor working with kids and adolescents, as well adults who have suffered trauma early in their lives. She was an elementary school teacher for 6 years before getting her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Lubbock Christian University. As a teacher, Allison saw many of her students’ social/emotional wellbeing unfortunately being overlooked due to lack of resources and support and felt a calling to serve children on a more personal level.
Allison has a passion for working with children utilizing art therapy and sand tray therapy, giving them a safe place to express themselves and process difficult emotions. Allison also enjoys facilitating social skills and art therapy groups; as well as, parent support sessions. She has been seeking trainings in Sandtray Therapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Internal Family Systems.
On the weekends, Allison enjoys the outdoors and hiking with her friends and family. She is also an avid reader, primarily True Crime and Fiction novels. She volunteers with the youth ministry program at St. Jude Catholic Church, and loves attending retreats and helping youth develop their sense of self, as well as their relationship with God.
Allison Bates is under the directed experience and clinical supervision of Alice Hoag, LPC, CPCS.