THE BODY, BEAUTY, AND BRAVERY PROJECT
Individual Counseling in Asheville, Hendersonville, NC and Atlanta, GA
In Person and Virtual Services
Hi I'm Alison Cross! I am a psychotherapist, and I provide both in person and virtual services in Georgia and North Carolina.
It’s important to have an idea of what feels like the right fit when you’re looking for a qualified person to talk to. The problem is, how do you know? So here's what it looks like with me. When my client leaves our session, my goal is for them to feel heard and respected. I want my clients to feel like they’re talking to a real person. How else can trust be built? My style has been described as 'down to earth, gentle, and encouraging.' I also have a great sense of humor that comes in only when appropriate.
I will collaborate with you from the very first session on goals for your time. Some people I work with prefer to set the agenda for our time together, with just a few interjections from me. Using the following models help me (and YOU!) understand the big picture and get to the heart of the matter.
I have completed the Level 1 training in Internal Family Systems and Level 1 training in the Embodied Reocvery Model. I'm also a Certified Safe and Sound Protocol Provider. I love using these models because they are beautifully client focused. Overall my goal is to develop a positive therapeutic relationship with you. When that happens, hope is tangible and the spirit opens to new life and new beginnings.
CLIENT BASED APPROACH
Support That Makes a Difference
For Licensure in Georgia and North Carolina as well as CEDS Supervision
Supervisees can expect a collaborative, validating, and educational dynamic. Alison strives to creatively empower future therapists and Certified Eating Disorder Specialists by introducing unique learning environments individually and with groups.
MEAL SUPPORT GROUP
Coming soon and FREE for the WNC Community
For those in recovery, sometimes you just need a little healthy co-regulation to nourish your body! This 75 minute group will include mindfulness, a little psychoeducation, and a safe place to eat your meal. This group is appropriate for those working with a Registered Dietitian, Therapist, and/or well into your recovery. Pre Group Assessment required, email email@example.com for details.
12 CE Hours pending for therapists
Join me and my friends as we teach you, the clinician, how to work with clients that have a disordered relationship with food and their bodies. Learning the "basics" about treatment and nutrition, we will also cover effective treatment strategies integrating somatic experiencing and covering the negative effects of weight stigma. This will be an unforgettable experience! Join us for our virtual workshop September 23rd & 24th. Registration details coming soon.