Lena M Allen

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW

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(831) 221-9641

Lena M Allen

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 221-9641
Offers online therapy

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About

I grew up in Southern California and received my BA from California State University, San Marcos in Sociology and Liberal Arts. I obtained my MSW from the University of Southern California in 2002 and became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in 2008. I have over 20 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families in a variety of settings. My experience includes working with individuals, couples, and families. I have a strong foundation in working with depression, anxiety, trauma, personality disorders, and substance use disorders.
I have extensive training in trauma informed treatment, Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Dialectical Behavioral therapy, as well as Solution Focused therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. Over my career, I have worked in adolescent and adult residential treatment centers, forensic settings, behavioral health and with legal and court settings.
I enjoy watching client's as they evolve through therapy as they begin to learn about themselves and begin to become more authentic and wholehearted.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: Up to $150
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: ACH Bank transfer, Cash, Check, Paypal, Venmo
I currently do not take insurance; however I can provide you a Super Bill to provide to your insurance company for reimbursement.
Email me or call (831) 221-9641 with questions.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 22 Years
  • License: California / 24675
  • School: University of Southern California
  • Year Graduated: 2002

Additional Credentials

  • Membership: NASW

Location

Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 221-9641
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Specialties
  • Addiction
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Adoption
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anger Management
  • Antisocial Personality
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Autism
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality (BPD)
  • Career Counseling
  • Child
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Chronic Relapse
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Hoarding
  • Infidelity
  • Internet Addiction
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Men's Issues
  • Narcissistic Personality (NPD)
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance (ODD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Violence
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Weight Loss
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders (DID)
  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Thinking Disorders

Client Focus

Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
  • Children (6 to 10)

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Attachment-based
  • Clinical Supervision and Licensed Supervisors
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Interpersonal
  • Intervention
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Person-Centered
  • Positive Psychology
  • Reality Therapy
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

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Last Modified: 18 Mar 2022
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Lena M Allen

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW