Allison Hough, Counseling Intern
Allison is a Clinical Mental Health Counseling student at Georgia State University. She is pursuing experience in the field while en route to attaining status as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). She is also working toward becoming a Registered Play Therapist (RPT).
After completing her master’s program, Allison plans to pursue a doctorate in the field.
Allison’s mission is to help people tackle some of life’s most difficult struggles early in the lifespan. Allison is passionate about working with youth and has tailored her field experiences and current academic experiences to this population. Upon graduating with her bachelor’s degree, Allison began working in the counseling field as a Youth Treatment Specialist. She assisted youth who presented with a variety of mental health concerns, including anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, and homicidal ideation. She also spent time working in a substance use disorder treatment facility for young people and gained valuable experience in group counseling.
Allison recently completed her course requirements in her Clinical Mental Health Counseling master’s program and is working to gain experience in the field. She is planning to pursue a doctorate in psychology after her internship.
Allison believes that it is important to develop a collaborative relationship with clients. She balances respect for a client’s ability to make their own choices with the direct, goal-oriented approach of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Allison feels that her role is to provide a genuine, nonjudgmental space where clients can explore their thoughts and make their own changes.