Outpatient Mental Health Professional
More About Alison Schroeder
I have a desire to serve rural populations of adults specific to mental health and substance use disorders. This includes versions of depression, anxiety, PTSD, trauma, grief and loss, emotional dysregulation, postpartum care and support, substance use disorders, interpersonal relationship conflict, and sex and relationship issues.
What I enjoy most about the therapeutic relationship is the neutrality. I seek first to understand. Clients who select therapy no matter their symptoms or concerns will be met with a curious, engaging, and empathetic ear, and without judgement or bias. Therapy enables individuals to share in an environment that fosters collaboration and acceptance in order to accomplish goals for a version of themselves they ultimately want. I'm drawn to an Existential approach to therapy, therefore encouraging clients to examine basic assumptions about themselves and the world around them, in order to explore resistance. This might mean challenging or changing thoughts, feelings, and/or behaviors (hello, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy!) in order to get at the root of such beliefs. No matter the approach, it's tailored specifically to each individual client. This is their journey, not mine; I'm simply here to help with the GPS and navigation systems of life.
I love and support my local library and always love to hear what you're reading. I'm happiest wandering aisles of thrift or secondhand stores, iced coffee in hand. Fall is my favorite season, yet I'll take the sun any day of the year (& I drink iced coffee 365, too). My sacred moments occur in nature, the volleyball court, amidst my beloved pack of people, in local coffeeshops, on sunny patios, or in the tattoo shop.