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Allison Altwer, LMFT

Allison Altwer, LMFT

she/her

Licensed in CA #95977
Insurances Accepted: Anthem Blue Cross, Cigna/Evernorth, Aetna, Health Net/MHN
My goal is to foster a comfortable environment to explore difficult thoughts and feelings in order to facilitate healing and growth.

My Therapy Style

My goal is to foster a comfortable environment to explore difficult thoughts and feelings in order to facilitate healing and growth. I specialize in anxiety disorders, behavioral therapies, and depression. Additional areas of focus include complex family issues, life transitions, relationship problems, parenting skills, work, and academic stress. I use mindfulness-based therapies, as well as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy strategies. I will assist in identify patterns of thoughts and behaviors that no longer serve you, in order to develop new strategies to help manage your symptoms more effectively. I look forward to meeting you!

Education & Training

BA - Psychology, Sacramento State University

MA - Counseling Psychology, University of San Francisco

Get to Know Me

Why did you become a mental health professional?

I have always enjoyed listening to others and trying to understand their perspective. I enjoy validating other's experiences while also offering support in challenging old ways of thinking. It is very rewarding being able to earn trust and build rapport.

What are your interests outside of work?

Outside of work I enjoy spending time with family and friends. I love going to concerts, going to the beach, trying new restaurants, and drawing.

What is one thing you do daily that supports your well-being?

Going for daily walks is something that supports my emotional well-being.

What book have you read more than once?

I haven't read any books more than once. However, one of my favorite books is Born a Crime by Trevor Noah. This is my favorite book because of its interesting perspective on childhood, upbringing, parenting, cultural differences, trauma, and how these experiences shape us.

Favorite organization/non-profit?

My favorite organization is the Adopt-A-Family Program through Los Angeles County. I enjoy being able to buy Christmas gifts for families in need.

How do you recharge?

I recharge by watching my favorite TV shows, listening to music, and taking naps.

Do you have any pets?

I have 2 cats and they love to play fetch.