Alison Segal, MSHE, Counseling Intern

Alison Segal, LPC, MA, MSHE

I work with adults across the lifespan. I have a particular interest in emerging adults, adults in mid-life, parents, and partners in long-term relationships. Among other things, I help clients address anxiety, depression, trauma, relational challenges, shame, fear, and self-doubt. Ultimately, therapy is about empowerment, and I am passionate about empowering my clients to live a meaningful, fully embodied life. Much of my work involves helping clients improve their self-awareness, self-compassion, and curiosity towards self and others. My approach to therapy is relational and grounded unconditional acceptance. It is my biggest priority that clients feel safe, fully seen, and accepted in the therapy room. I’m committed to developing a nuanced understanding of you, uniquely, and I will always approach our work together with humility, compassion, curiosity, and gentle humor. I’m committed to practicing therapy in a holistic and culturally competent way; one that honors, celebrates, and seeks to understand your unique social identities and how these shape your life.

Ali (she/her/hers) is a Licensed Professional Counselor who provides therapy to adults across the lifespan, with a particular interest in emerging adults, adults in mid-life, parents, and partners in long term relationships. Ali primarily treats individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, relational issues, and complex trauma. With an integrative approach to counseling, Ali incorporates psychodynamic, person-centered, relational, somatic, and mindfulness-based approaches. Before becoming a staff therapist, Ali completed a practicum at The Family Institute at Northwestern University and an internship at Affiliates in Counseling.  Ali’s professional background also includes 20 years working in highly selective college admissions, college counseling, and career development. She continues to coach students on college essays and counsel clients who are seeking professional direction. Ali holds an MA in Counseling from Northwestern University, a BA in Psychology and Spanish from Amherst College, and an MS in Higher Education Administration and Policy, also from Northwestern.

Working with individuals and families, Ali helps clients with:

  • Anxiety and Depressive Disorders
  • Self-esteem issues
  • Major life transitions/changes
  • Parent/child and familial relationships
  • Long term intimate partnerships
  • Interpersonal issues
  • Identity development and acceptance
  • Religion and Spirituality

Billing under the supervision of Lisa Blumberg, LCSW, Ali is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO.



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