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 Leah Donatelli for details.
Continuing Education for Providers
Every client has a relationship with food and their bodies. This relationship can be affected by nearly any issue your client brings to you. Knowing how to talk about this with your client is essential. We just didn't learn this in grad school! Strengthen your skills, become more savvy, and be confident that you are doing no harm by choosing to educate yourself.The Body, Beauty, and Bravery Project is seeking just these opportunities to share and empower your community. Email Alison to set up a consultation on this teaching and what could be right for your organization.