Allison Fine

Allison Fine, MSW, LICSW

Counselor

901 Boren Ave.
Suite 1300
Seattle, WA 98104

Phone: 206-226-1097

Email: Email Allison Fine

Website: www.BalanceMaintains.com

Primary Focus: Abuse / Incest / PTSD Counseling, Adult Adjustment / Life Transitioning Counseling, Anxiety / Panic Disorders Counseling, Communication / Social Skills Counseling, Grief Counseling, Group Therapy, Specialty Issues

Scope of Practice

In my practice, I work with adults and older adults in the context of individual, couples, and group sessions.  I specialize in working with those experiencing stress, anxiety, and depression, relationship concerns, grief and loss, those going through life transitions, and individuals living with a variery of chronic illnesses such as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, and many more.

I also run a nonprofit which offers support groups and health education programs for those living with chronic health challenges. Feel free to visit our website at www.thecenterforchronicillness.org.

Range of Focus

  • Aging / Geriatric Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Bi-polar Disorder
  • Creativity Issues
  • Divorce/Separation
  • Group Therapy for Anxiety
  • New to Living with Chronic Illness
  • Panic Attacks
  • Personal Motivation / Goal Setting
  • Psycho-somatic Illness
  • Sense of Self
  • Social Friendship Skills
  • Agoraphobia
  • Bereavement
  • Chronic Illness
  • Critical Incident Debriefing
  • Geriatric Issues
  • Improve health and wellness
  • PTSD Issues
  • Parkinson's Disease Support Groups
  • Phobias
  • Relationship Issues
  • Social Anxiety

Values and Philosophy

In each session, I focus on building a strong relationship with my clients to assist them in making positive changes in their every day lives. With the support and compassion of a professional counselor, I believe each client has the potential to make meaningful transformations in their lives. I am sensitive to the unavoidable struggles and imperfections of every day life that can leave individuals feeling confused, frustrated, or hopeless.  I encourage my clients to accept that these ups and downs occur, but then help them find useful coping strategies for managing their concerns as they arise. I strive to be genuine and honest in each session and hope to provide an environment where my clients can do the same.

 

Therapeutic Technique and Methodology

My approach is one of compassion and concern. I treat each of my clients as individuals, who bring unique pasts, presents, and futures to our sessions. I practice from a variety of therapy models including cognitive behavioral, Rogerian, psychodynamic, solution-focused and grief and couples counseling perspectives. Although I am skilled on various theoretical models, I treat each person as an individual different from any other I have seen. I use the various modalities as tools I can access as needed in each session, rather than the lens with which I look at all clients through. Individuals have strengths and weaknesses, and my goal is to help my clients use theirs to make positive changes in their lives. My goal is to connect with individuals in a supportive and meaningful way to help them work through their problems and find new perspectives and insights for viewing these concerns.

 

Education, Certification and Professional Associations

Degrees and Certifications

Master of Social Work, 2007
University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, 2004
University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS

Memberships
  • National Association of Social Workers (NASW)

Licenses to Practice and Registrations

Licenses

Certified Counselor Certification
License number: CL60155085

Social Worker Independent Clinical License
License number: LW 60300489

Payment Information and Hours

I typically see clients on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays between the hours of 10am and 6pm.  I offer a few sliding fee scale spots for those who financially qualify.  I also provide phone sessions for individuals with physical conditions that prevent them from coming to the office for sessions.

 

Insurance Reimbursement Provider For: Aetna, Aetna EAP, First Choice EAP, First Choice Health, Group Health PPO provider, Humana LifeSynch, KPS, LifeWise of Washington, Medicaid AmBetter, Medicaid Coordinated Care, Medicare, Mines and Associates EAP Provider, Premera, Regence Blue Shield, United Behavioral Health / Optum, Wellspring (EAP)

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