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Alison Suominen

Outpatient Mental Health Professional




Year Joined: 2024
Years of Experience: 16

College of St. Scholastica Duluth - Bachelor of Social Work

University of Minnesota Duluth - Master of Social Work

Areas of Experience
  • Abuse
  • Addictions
  • ADHD
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Adolescent Issues
  • Anger Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Caregiver Stress
  • Childhood Disorders
  • Christian Counseling
  • Chronic Pain & Medical Issues
  • Codependency
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • College & Student Issues
  • Conflict Resolution Skills
  • Couples Therapy
  • Court-Ordered Therapy
  • Cultural Issues
  • DBT Skills
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Identity Disorder
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Grief & Loss
  • Guilt & Shame
  • Life Transitions
  • Narcissism
  • OCD
  • Oppositional Defiance Disorder
  • Panic Disorder
  • Parenting
  • Personality Disorders
  • Prayer
  • Pregnancy & Postpartum
  • PTSD & Trauma
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Identity
  • Serious & Persistent Mental Illness
  • Sex Addiction
  • Sexual Intimacy
  • Social Anxiety
  • Spiritual Issues
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Thoughts
  • Technology Addiction
  • Work Issues

More About Alison Suominen

Clinical Interests:

I find it an honor and a privilege to enter into the lives of individuals and families as their personal stories of strength and perseverance unfold, while together sharing obstacles and successes. I treasure meaningful moments, seeing hope in the eyes of a client and a recognition of their own significance. My clinical interests include working with adolescents, adults, couples and families struggling with a broad spectrum of mental health concerns such as: complex trauma, effects of abuse, spiritual issues, shame, identity, self-compassion, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, grief and loss, and relationship issues.

Clinical Approach:

To create an atmosphere of growth and healing, I focus on building a trusting therapeutic relationship through a context of emotional and physical safety. I explore ways to aid the client in establishing both internal and external safety within one’s relationship with self, spirituality, and others. As an experienced mental health clinician practicing for 15+ years, I utilize a variety of unique approaches to find just the right pathway to bring inner healing and emotional health. I utilize a strength-based, client centered approach to therapy in which I incorporate internal family systems, solution focused therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy techniques.


I have been married for 26 years and have 3 daughters. I enjoy time with family and friends. I love adventure and have a passion for the outdoors. I like to kayak, hike and camp in the warmer months and snowshoe and ski in the winter.

Clinic Contact Info

Duluth Mall Clinic

1702 Miller Trunk Highway, Suite 209
Duluth, MN 55811

(218) 524-8889