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Counseling services using a whole-person approach to healing

Welcome to Wellness Alley.
As a therapist, I can help you reduce symptoms of depression, anxiety and trauma so you can live life to its fullest. I use a very individualized approach and as a team, we will work together so you can overcome some of the obstacles that keep you stuck.

I am also a Veterinary Social Worker and understand the important role pets play in people’s lives. Besides helping people work through pet loss and bereavement, I also help veterinary professionals and animal caregivers overcome caregiver fatigue, stress and burnout associated with challenges in the work place.

  • Have you had a trauma or adverse life experience that causes increased anxiety, stress or low mood?
  • Do you have health issues and physical limitations that keep you from enjoying life to its fullest?
  • Do you have feelings of low mood or mood swings and have difficulty feeling motivated?
  • Are you experiencing grief and loss related to the death of a loved one and need counseling in the St. Louis, MO area?
  • Do you feel overwhelmed at work or with daily obligations with little time to enjoy life?
  • Do you need help dealing with the loss of a beloved pet?
  • Are you an animal caregiver who is struggling due to the endless hours spent taking care of a pet’s chronic needs?

Let me help you find your happiness again, learn coping strategies to improve your quality of life, and get you on your own path to wellness!

Anxiety Treatment

Depression Treatment

Have you experienced a traumatic event? Do you constantly think about an incident that happened, which leaves you feeling numb, anxious and overwhelmed? Do you have trouble sleeping or have nightmares related to the traumatic event?

Compassion Fatigue/Caregiver Stress

Is taking care of others (people or pets) taking a toll on your own well-being? Are you taking better care of others while neglecting your own self-care? Are you struggling to regain the compassion you once felt in your role as a caregiver? I can help you continue doing the work you love, while also getting the most out of your own life.

There is a therapy called EMDR that will help your brain reprocess the adverse life experiences or traumatic events, so you will not keep experiencing the same triggers. It is a way to heal your mind and body.

Are you having trouble regaining interest in everyday life after losing a pet? Is taking care of pets who have chronic issues taking a toll on your own well-being? Our pets are an important part of our lives,  I have been a pet owner most of my life and as a trained therapist, I can help you work through the grief so you can celebrate your pet’s life in a way that will honor the relationship you had together.

Who Am I?

I’m Allison White, ACSW, LCSW, CCDP-D. I’m a licensed clinical social worker and certified co-occurring therapist who has worked in the field of mental health and substance abuse for over 25 years. I am also a certified EMDR (eye movement desensitization reprocessing) therapist and can use this therapy to help overcome past traumas and adverse life experiences. I’ve also helped individuals who are dealing with ongoing health issues (that impacts quality of life), caregivers (for both people and pets) experiencing compassion fatigue and burnout, and people struggling with loss, grief, and bereavement. Learn more about what I offer and how I can help >

I can help you overcome your struggles with:

  • Trauma and adverse life experiences
  • Health issues that impact quality of life
  • Low self-esteem
  • Depression & anxiety
  • Chronic stress
  • Overwhelming life changes and/or loss
  • Loss of a beloved pet
  • Compassion fatigue in the workplace
  • Compassion fatigue for caregivers
  • Lack of motivation
  • Negative thought patterns

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