About Allison Rigsbee
Allison Rigsbee is a Junior Therapist at our Midtown location. Allison earned her Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pfeiffer University where she completed a three-year clinical therapy program in Charlotte, North Carolina. She is currently working towards receiving her licensure in Marriage and Family Therapy in the state of New York. Allison has trained as a relational and systemic therapist and she specializes in working with anxiety, grief, and relationship conflicts. One of her most rewarding positions was providing therapy to the parents of hospitalized children who resided at the Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte, North Carolina.
Allison believes wholeheartedly in systemic therapy and a collaborative relationship with her clients. She is Level I certified in Gottman Method Couples Therapy and trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy; both of these therapeutic models promote research-based interventions to strengthen and mend relationships.
With couples, Allison seeks to find how disconnection evolved and she works to repair relationship injuries such as infidelity. She believes relationships suffer from conflicts when we are not using the proper language to communicate our needs. In therapy, Allison provides the tools to learn this new language in order to heal the wounds created. With individuals, Allison uses an integrative approach that nurtures the mental, emotional, physical and spiritual parts of the self while working to eliminate any obstacles that stand in the way of her client’s goals.
Allison’s style is warm, genuine, and non-judgmental. She works to explore familial influences as a way of exposing unwanted patterns that she believes we all have the power to overcome. Most importantly, Allison has an honest and direct approach in her feedback and she honors everyone’s story as significant and unique.