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Allison Ames, LMSW

For Clients who reside in

“Therapy with me is a non-judgmental space; affirming of neurotype, culture, gender, orientation, any all the other idiosyncrasies that make you who you are.”

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Allison Ames, LMSW


Michigan License#: 6801105153

Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Stress, Relationship Distress, Parenting Support, Teen/Adolescent Therapist (ages 13-17), Academic/School difficulties, Medical Conditions, Grief and loss, Self-Esteem, Life Adjustments (ex: transitions or big changes), Neurodivergent, ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)
CBT Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy), Strengths-Based Therapy, Person-Centered, Motivational Interviewing

Private Pay Fees:

30 Minute Session: $90.00

50 Minute Session: $135.00

Private Pay / Out of Network, Optum/United Healthcare, Aetna, Cigna, BCBS, Oxford, Oscar, EAP (Employee Assistance Program) ,

(989) 394-3742

Learn more about therapy with me!

Whether you are finding that your old coping skills and habits aren’t working as well anymore, entering into an unknown place in life, trying to figure out exactly who your authentic self is, or feeling overwhelmed and unable to live up to expectations, therapy can help.

I specialize in individual therapy with adults who would like to work on anxiety, ADHD, self-image, trauma, emotion regulation, stress management, or just trying to figure out who they are and how they can create a life worth living. My approach is holistic, because our emotions, mind, and body are influenced by our history, environment, spirituality, culture, relationships, workplaces, and so much more.

Together we work toward goals, untangle personal beliefs and values from outside influences, and create a sense of control and contentment in day to day life.

As a therapist, my job is to show up with my authentic self and create a space where your authentic self is fully welcome, unmasked. I believe you are the expert in the room on what you want, what you need, and who you are. After all, you have made it through everything that has happened so far in your life, and it takes some serious skills and strengths to have made it here today.

We will identify and build on the capabilities you already have, address barriers that you have run into, and add to your knowledge of mental health, emotions, trauma, and skills to deal with the trials life brings.

About Allison Ames, LMSW

Allison Ames is a Master’s Level Social Worker with a Clinical License in Michigan. She started her career with a Bachelor’s in Social Work in 2012 at a community mental health clinic. Enjoying her work and wanting to be able to help people through providing individual therapy, Allison went back to school at Michigan State University in 2015 to get her Master of Social Work-Clinical degree and graduated with honors in 2017. Allison most recently worked for a non-profit agency serving survivors of sexual assault, stalking, and domestic violence providing therapy to survivors of all ages to assist them in their recovery and resiliency journey.

When the pandemic necessitated therapy to switch to online in 2020, Allison saw the benefits and reduced barriers this provided to clients and inspired her to pursue online therapy as a career.

Allison enjoys working with teens and adults who have difficulty with anxiety, depression, other mood disorders, personality disorders, schizophrenia, relationship struggles, trauma, adapting to major life changes, and managing stress. She has seen and supported clients through adapting to the inevitable changes life brings, whether stress caused by home or work life, grief and loss, or general self-esteem issues.

Allison uses Motivational Interviewing, Person-Centered and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy approaches to support adults with mental illness in working towards their individual goals and navigating unique life challenges to build their idea of a life worth living.

Allison brings a steady and calm approach to therapy utilizing a strengths-based, non-judgmental, empathetic, and empowering approach to treatment. She believes that everyone is capable, resilient, and a whole human being and that we all need a little help and support sometimes to listen to that wise voice inside of us that knows what to do.

Therapy with Allison is truly a collaborative process. She has the training and experience, yet you are the expert on your own life. You have survived everything that has happened to you to make it to where you are today, and Allison is here to support you in getting to where you want to be.

Allison currently lives in Michigan near the shore of Lake Huron and practices having her own balanced life by spending time with her family and pets, being out in nature, traveling, and making time for quieter hobbies such as reading and art.

Start Today With A Free Consultation

15 Min Free Initial Consultation

Thank you for taking the first steps towards improving your overall mental health and well-being! We are delighted that you would like to learn more about Synergy eTherapy to see if this service is right for you.

Allison is happy to provide a FREE 15-minute phone consultation with you to learn more about what you are experiencing at this time and explain how eTherapy could benefit you or a loved one.

Please complete the contact form and her calendar will pop up for you to schedule.

Allison is licensed to work with anyone who resides in:


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