Jessica Allen

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW

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Jessica Allen

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

The Sanctuary Counseling
381 Kenmore Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14223
(716) 687-0288
Offers online therapy

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Announcement icon Teletherapy options are available if clients are not comfortable with in-person. The therapy space is cleaned regularly.

About

I have always been drawn to the water. My grandpa taught me how weather could change in an instant at sea and the importance of knowing where safe harbors were located and how to spot lighthouses. I have determined life is like an ocean and sometimes we are battered by the waves, barely holding our head above the water. I strive to meet my clients where they are at without judgment or expectation; to offer a guiding light in the storms of life and provide a safe harbor. My approach to therapy is to provide individuals with a person-centered and strengths-based partnership grounded in trauma-informed evidence-based practices.
I work with people across the lifespan starting at 3 years old, diagnosed with chronic illnesses (Autoimmune, T1 Diabetes), chronic pain (Fibromyalgia, MS, EDS), neurodivergence (Autism, ADHD, etc.), and those with complex trauma histories; with a speciality working with children and teens. I also provide psych evaluations for bariatric surgery candidates.
If you are searching for a light in the darkness and a safe harbor to rest, please contact me. We are not meant to handled everything on our own. It is my privilege to partner with you on your courageous journey of self-compassion, self-discovery, healing, and wellness.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $115 - $134
Pay By: ACH Bank transfer, American Express, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Highmark BCBS of Western New York
  • Independent Health
  • Optum
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 7 Years
  • License: New York / 087907
  • School: Roberts Wesleyan College
  • Year Graduated: 2015

Additional Credentials

  • Degree: Roberts Wesleyan College / Bachelor's of Social Work
  • Year graduated: 2014

Location

The Sanctuary Counseling
381 Kenmore Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14223
(716) 687-0288
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Chronic Illness
  • Child
  • Neurodivergence Disorders (ADHD, Autism, SEL)
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Autism
  • Bariatric Surgery Mental Health Evaluations
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Violence
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Weight Loss
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus

Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Toddler
Communities
  • Body Positivity
  • Cancer
  • Immuno-disorders
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • EMDR with Children
  • Existential
  • Expressive Arts
  • Eye-Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Play Therapy
  • Positive Psychology
  • Relational
  • Sandplay
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Family

Links

My Website

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Last Modified: 1 Dec 2022
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Jessica Allen

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW