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Alison Vail

Outpatient Mental Health Practitioner
LADC, LPCC (in supervision)

Location:

Year Joined: 2021
Years of Experience: 4

Education

University of Wisconsin - River Falls - BS
University of Minnesota - MPS

Certification

Certified Prolonged Exposure Therapist for the treatment of PTSD

Areas of Experience
  • Abuse
  • ADD & ADHD
  • Addictions
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Anger Issues
  • Anxiety - General
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Caregiver Stress
  • Codependency
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • College-Aged and Student Issues
  • Conflict Resolution Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Grief & Loss
  • Guilt & Shame
  • LGBTQIA+
  • Life Transitions
  • Narcissism
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Panic Disorder
  • Personality Disorders
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Self-Identity
  • Serious & Persistent Mental Illness (SPMI)
  • Social Anxiety
  • Stress Management
  • Substance Use
  • Work Issues

More About Alison Vail

Clinical Interests:

My clinical interests include: trauma, anxiety, depression, grief/loss, guilt/shame, adjustment disorders, substance use, relationship conflicts, codependency, and anger issues.

Clinical Approach:

I believe in meeting my clients where they are at and adapting myself to meet their needs and readiness for change and growth. I see each individual as the experts of themselves. Therefore, my aim is to help improve the lives of my clients by helping them achieve their identified goals while honoring their autonomy and personal values.

I assist clients using a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) approach, by helping to change the patterns of thinking or behavior that are behind their difficulties and thus changing how they feel. I also employ other evidence-based modalities such as motivational interviewing to explore and resolve ambivalence, and utilize tenets of person-centered therapy, including empathic understanding and nonjudgmental acceptance. Additionally, I am a certified Prolonged Exposure Therapist for the treatment of PTSD.

Hobbies:

In my free time, I enjoy playing guitar, painting, hiking, and just being outdoors!

Clinic Contact Info

Stillwater Clinic

1715 Tower Drive W, Suite 100
Stillwater, MN 55082

(651) 390-5001