Allison Gilbert, MA, LMFT is the director and founder of Mothers Have Needs Too. She is a Psychotherapist and a Workshop Leader. Allison is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She has an MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology from John F Kennedy University and a BA in Psychology from the University of California at Santa Cruz. She was in private practice for 10 years before having children, under her maiden name: Allison Pokras. Her practice focused on eating disorders and she created a workshop called, "Feeding Your Heart's Content". She also created a workshop that taught how to use Tarot cards as a symbolic self-help tool. This workshop was called, "Tarot: The Looking-Glass Teacher". After her children were born, Allison was a stay-at-home mother for 12 years and volunteered extensively in her community - including serving as PTA president for Westlake Elementary School for 2 years. Allison has training in co-dependency, hypnotherapy, Psych-KTM, EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques), coaching with the Enneagram, and Results Coaching with Neurological Repatterning. She has had one of her articles published in "Growing Up in Santa Cruz" newspaper.
Allison works with individuals and couples on relationship issues, women's issues, self-esteem, co-dependency, postpartum depression, depression/anxiety, breast cancer diagnosis, spiritual issues, self-esteem, and parenting. She is a provider for many different insurance companies, including: Aetna, Blue Shield, UBH, MHN, and ValueOptions.
You can read a longer article Allison wrote about herself by clicking here: About Me