Allison Gordon is a Clinical Social Worker who provides individual therapy, play therapy, family therapy and couples counseling for children, adolescents, couples and families. She earned her Graduate degree in Clinical Social Work from Loyola University Chicago with a specialty in children and families. Allison earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Arizona with many years of volunteering and training in crisis work and play therapy.
Prior to entering private practice, Allison provided counseling and treatment for children, adolescents and their families involved in Residential Treatment and Specialized Day Treatment Schools. While there, she provided clinical treatment as well as milieu therapy including behavior modification and group therapy.
Working with children, adolescents, couples and families, Allison has experience treating the following:
- Family relationships
- Parenting Difficulties
- Executive Functioning/Organization
- Trained to teach the Seeing My Time® Program
- Child/Adolescent Issues:
- Behavioral disorders
- Social Acceptance and adaptability
- Transitions (i.e. school adjustment, divorce, sleep difficulties, potty training)
Allison is a provider for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois PPO.
I believe the therapeutic relationship is extremely important. Through caring, understanding, empathy and support I am able to connect and work with my clients to build a relationship that provides them with comfort and security. My approach towards therapy is active and involves a non-judgmental approach, beginning where the client is and helping them to understand their behavior and set realistic goals. In working together I feel strongly that the client will gain confidence, tools and understanding that will always be a part of them. My hope is that through treatment you will feel safe, successful and happy.