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About

Allison Rebenack

Hi, and welcome! My name is Allison Rebenack. I am a licensed professional counselor who provides psychotherapy to those struggling with life’s challenges. My mission is to provide a supportive relationship in a safe and compassionate space. 

 

My experience includes helping those in need of assistance due to trauma, life transitions, mood and anxiety symptoms, substance use, and disordered eating. I have worked with individuals in all levels of care; including, inpatient, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient and private practice. This work has provided me the opportunity to receive intensive training in trauma and PTSD, impulsivity, mood and anxiety disorders, substance use, disordered eating, and other unhelpful behaviors. 

 

I have specific intensive training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD (PE).

 

My Approach:

My therapeutic style has been described as collaborative, genuine, warm, compassionate and non-judgmental. My approach to therapy is grounded in mindfulness-based techniques, including Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE). Sessions are catered to fit the uniqueness of each individual. My goal is to provide support and skills that assist with getting unstuck and living a life that is on your own terms. Because I am human and equally susceptable to life’s struggles, I am committed to “practicing what I preach” and use the skills and strategies I bring into session. 

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The Lowdown on Mindfulness

What is mindfulness? >

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The Lowdown on Mindfulness

Chances are, even if you aren’t sure what mindfulness is, you have seen an advertisement on television for mindfulness apps, or heard of celebrities mention how they incorporate it into their day. Mindfulness has grown in popularity in the past 10 years - and that is not a bad thing! So what is it, exactly?

 

In short, mindfulness is focusing your awareness on the present moment by observing your experience, without judgement. Practicing mindfulness allows us to take a pause from technology, people, tasks, and distractions in our lives that perpetuate stress. The disconnect allows us to reconnect with ourselves. 

 

Research has shown that practicing mindfulness can assist with managing anxiety, depression, stress, ADHD, emotion regulation and increase functioning of the decision making part of the brain 

What is DBT? >

The Lowdown on DBT

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is an evidenced-based treatment proven to be effective in treating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, substance use and eating disorders.

Why I use this technique? I like to say, it helps us “adult” more effectively. The skills assist in creating a more meaningful life by shedding ways, in which we operate that don’t help us, and learning new ways to go about things. Ultimately, it helps us self-regulate even when everything around us is utter chaos.

The Lowdown on DBT
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The Lowdown on PE

Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE) was orignially created by Dr. Edna Foa to assist sexual survivors with PTSD. It has been found to be effective with the widest range of populations with PTSD and is considered, by the United States Military, to be the gold-standard of treatment for PTSD. PE assists trauma survivors emotionally process their experience and reduce, or eliminate, PTSD symptoms. 

 

In brief, it allows individuals to safely confront anxiety-producing situations and conquer and control their fear. 

The Lowdown on PE

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