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Therapy is an investment in yourself worth making.

Thoughts and feelings are great consultants but bad CEOs

Therapists at ALLIANCE know how to work with thoughts and feelings to get at the root cause of issues. This approach offers lasting benefits, long after therapy ends. A successful therapy empowers you with self-knowledge and the coping skills and strategies we all need to make the most of your life and relationships.

Improve your mental health

We believe the quality of the therapeutic relationship is the most significant determinant of treatment success.

We believe the quality of the therapeutic
relationship is the most significant
determinant of treatment success.

At ALLIANCE, we take time to listen to your individual needs and tailor our approach to you. Ours is not a one size fits all approach, and we will offer our authentic thoughts and experiences respectfully and with humility. We invite our clients to do the same. Therapies of depth, insight, and relationship are unique and deeply personal, which means your goals and self-determination always comes first. Not sure what you need? We’ll help you figure that out too.

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The process of finding a therapist can be confusing. It doesn’t have to be.

A strong alliance between therapist and client is the single best predictor of treatment success.

We are committed to giving you the best

ALLIANCE is committed to providing a culturally competent space for all clients and clinicians. We welcome and respect the complex and intersecting variables that inform development, experience, and identity, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, ablebodiedness, politics and religion. Our work is deeply contextual and we center conversations of power and privilege in life and in our professional relationships.

Sharon Berlin

LCSW | she/her

Email: sharon@alliancepsychotherapy.org

How would you describe your approach?

I approach therapy from a psychodynamic relational lens which promotes self-discovery and allows someone to gain insight into underlying causes of their struggles. In therapy we will work to name and identify issues that present obstacles to living a fulfilled life. I believe people repeat unconscious relational patterns and don’t understand why they are not living the life they desire. In our work together, we will try to understand why things are not working and how to makes changes to allow for more choices in life.

Who Do you like to work with?

I believe that all individuals have the capacity for change. I enjoy working with people who are curious about themselves and want to make changes in their lives. I utilize talk therapy which allows the space for someone to be seen and heard maybe for the first time in their life. I believe a therapeutic relationship can be healing especially for people who have suffered alone.

Areas of specialization

Mood Disorders, Grief and Loss, Trauma, Young Adults

Availability & insurance

Offers: In Person and Telehealth

Accepting: BCBS, USHIP and Self-Pay

Sharon Berlin

LCSW | she/her

Email: sharon@alliancepsychotherapy.org

How would you describe your approach?

I approach therapy from a psychodynamic relational lens which promotes self-discovery and allows someone to gain insight into underlying causes of their struggles. In therapy we will work to name and identify issues that present obstacles to living a fulfilled life. I believe people repeat unconscious relational patterns and don’t understand why they are not living the life they desire. In our work together, we will try to understand why things are not working and how to makes changes to allow for more choices in life.

Who Do you like to work with?

I believe that all individuals have the capacity for change. I enjoy working with people who are curious about themselves and want to make changes in their lives. I utilize talk therapy which allows the space for someone to be seen and heard maybe for the first time in their life. I believe a therapeutic relationship can be healing especially for people who have suffered alone.

Areas of specialization

Mood Disorders, Grief and Loss, Trauma, Young Adults

Availability & insurance

Offers: In Person and Telehealth

Accepting: BCBS, USHIP and Self-Pay

Ashley Dodd

MD | she/her

Email: ashley@alliancepsychotherapy.org

How would you describe your approach?

I am a board-certified general adult psychiatrist and work with people who have a range of emotional problems including anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder. I use my training in psychiatry to provide comprehensive care to address the well-being of the whole person. I am comfortable using medications to treat these problems when medications are indicated and also enjoy seeing patients for psychotherapy.

Areas of specialization

Depression, Bipolar disorder, Anxiety disorders, Trauma, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Relationship issues

Availability & insurance

Offers: Telehealth sessions

Accepting: Self-Pay

Morgan Stevens

LCPC | he/him

Email: morgan@alliancepsychotherapy.org

What is success for you? How do you know a therapist is effective?

I believe determining the goals of therapy and therefore its’ success is co-created by therapist and client and unique to each individual. However, in general, my hope at the end of working together is that each person feels they are able to live their life with more freedom, authenticity, and agency and have a better understanding of the dynamics that get in the way of the life they want to live.

How would you describe your approach or how therapy works?

I believe that the foundation of any effective therapeutic work is a genuine therapeutic relationship based on trust, honesty, and empathy, and I value creating an environment with you that facilitates this. My approach is collaborative, supporting you in exploring difficult thoughts, feelings, and relational patterns that may have previously felt too overwhelming to embark on alone.

Areas of specialization

Relationship issues, depression, anxiety, life transitions, self-esteem; Couples therapy

Availability & insurance

Offers: Telehealth sessions

Accepting: BCBS PPO, Blue Choice PPO, Self-Pay

Julia Cibul Fording

LCSW | she/her

Email: juliacf@alliancepsychotherapy.org

What are your influences as a therapist?

I began my work as a therapist after a brief time as a journalist. I think those years prepared me well. I learned how to not just be an empathic listener but also to be the kind of listener who puts together clues, listens closely, and picks out the most important information to explore. Great therapists also continually work on themselves – in our own therapy, consultation, and sometimes from our clients! We need to be open to feedback and have self awareness. When we are in touch with our own feelings we are better able to build an authentic relationship.

How would you describe a successful therapy?

Success in therapy has many levels and it differs per client. Perhaps you are looking to improve communication or maybe you need support to manage stress. Other goals might be to deepen relationships, understand a traumatic experience, or increase self awareness. These are all pieces of a successful therapeutic journey, and it is not my place to choose what a client wants for themselves. In my view, therapy is a space to increase the ability to sit with your emotions and find a way to make them useful to you. This aids in self determination, agency, and helps you make improvements in your emotional well being, work, or family.

What does it mean to have a good therapeutic relationship?

A good therapeutic relationship may start with feeling a “connection” or a “good vibe” but it also takes time to build trust and understanding. The relationship between client and therapist mirrors our intimate relationships and repairs them.  It is a relationship in which we  explore assumptions and name feelings. I like to solicit feedback, make space for reflection on our sessions, and build a relationship in which my clients trust that I am interested and invested in them.

Areas of specialization

Availability & insurance

Offers: In-person & telehealth sessions

Accepting: BCBS PPO and Self-Pay

Camila Salvisberg

LCPC | she/her

Email: camila@alliancepsychotherapy.org

What would your clients or colleagues say about what it is like to work with you?

“Working with is the right way to phrase it. I always feel like we’re engaged in a worthwhile and rewarding challenge, even (especially) when it is most challenging.” -Client

“It’s an absolute pleasure! Camila makes you feel instantly safe and makes opening up so easy because of her warm and accepting demeanor.” -Client

What does it mean to have a “good therapeutic relationship”?

A “good therapeutic relationship” is essential and fundamentally important to the counseling process. It can enable honesty, trust and openness, paving the way for clients to be their true authentic selves.

What made you want to be a therapist?

Psychotherapy is my second career but it has always been my true passion.  I started out as an architect but I grew increasingly interested in doing work that was more transformative, grounding and interpersonal. I found myself drawn toward the exploration of the human experience, healing, and social justice. 

Areas of specialization

Life transitions, Grief & Loss, Trauma, Emerging Adulthood, Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum

Availability & insurance

Offers: Telehealth sessions

Accepting: BCBS PPO, Aetna, Cigna, Optum, Self-Pay

Kirstin Siegler

LCSW | she/her

Email: kirsten@alliancepsychotherapy.org

How would you describe your therapeutic approach?

I enjoy helping clients understand how thoughts, feelings and body reactions are connected.

Areas of specialization

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy

Availability & insurance

Offers: Not currently accepting new clients

Lauren B. Davis

LCSW | she/her

Email: lauren@alliancepsychotherapy.org

What does it mean to have a “good therapeutic relationship”?

 A “good therapeutic relationship” is a relationship that doesn’t need to be good all the time but can be used to understand one’s lived experiences, history, and hopes for the future.

What do you consider to be the most important traits for a therapist to have?

It is important that a therapist has examined their own life and continues to do this in an ongoing way. I think this is done best through one’s own psychotherapy or psychoanalysis. I also think it’s important that a therapist be open to the many other ways people can improve their lives aside from traditional psychotherapy and be willing to learn about them. Lastly, a sense of humor goes a long way!

Areas of specialization

Trauma, depression, anxiety , self-esteem, transitions, grief & loss, emerging adulthood, psychoanalytic/psychodynamic

Availability & insurance

Offers: In-person & telehealth sessions

Accepting: BCBS PPO, BlueChoice, Self Pay

Shoaib Memon

MD | he/him

Email: shoaib@alliancepsychotherapy.org

How would you describe your approach or how therapy works?

My initial focus is to foster a bond with you that feels helpful and caring.  Once we’ve established that trust, more deeper aspects of your experience can be shared and understood together. Overtime, I believe therapy helps you better understand yourself in a way that can improve assertiveness and agency in life decisions in a powerful way. From this increased understanding, your anxiety and mood will improve as well as your satisfaction in your relationships and comfort in daily roles. 

What is success for you? How do you know a therapist is effective?

Most people come in to feel better. When we work together, I find it important to frequently reflect upon how therapy is going and to be forthcoming about how one is experiencing the therapist and the therapy. This type of exchange can help turn a so-so therapy into an effective and even life-changing course of therapy because we tailor our interventions to your specific needs and symptoms.

What does it mean to have a “good therapeutic relationship”?

A good or effective therapeutic relationship is one that creates room for the entire spectrum of emotions that someone would experience in any close relationship. I help you to improve your capacity to hold feelings such as joy and excitement as well as anger and disappointment so that you can better accept and understand these feelings. In turn, you can use that understanding to operate in a way that is more satisfying on a day to day basis. 

Areas of specialization

Group Therapy, Couples Therapy, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Depression, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Intergenerational trauma, Complex parental relationships

Availability & insurance

Offers: In-person & telehealth sessions

Accepting: BCBS PPO and Self-Pay

Elizabeth Mavros

LCPC | she/her

Email: emavros@alliancepsychotherapy.org

What made you want to be a therapist?

 I wanted to be a therapist because I understand what it is like to be in a room full of people and still feel all alone. My goal is to help people feel less alone and more understood.

What is success for you? How do you know a therapist is effective?

One of my favorite aspects of therapy is when a client shares a “light bulb” moment that has occurred for them outside of session. This is an indication that the client is actively using what is discussed in therapy and applying it in daily life in pursuit of greater self-understanding. This may not happen every week, but when it does, it reinforces to the client that forward movement (even one step at a time) is possible. An effective therapy session provides insight that inspires the client to continue this work outside of session.

How would you describe your approach or how therapy works?

My approach starts with relationship building, as this is a foundational component to progressing and achieving goals in therapy. I believe one’s past impacts their present and future, so I find it helpful to discuss family of origin and past experiences. This allows us to develop a shared understanding of how the past is impacting the client and how the client can best move forward. Another objective is to help clients identify their “blind spots” – key factors influencing their lives that are sometimes only discoverable through therapy.

Areas of specialization

Anxiety, pregnancy, prenatal, postpartum, depression, life transitions, relationship issues

Availability & insurance

Offers: In-person & telehealth sessions

Accepting: BCBS, Cigna/Evernorth

Caitlin Lynch

LCSW | she/her

Email: clynch@alliancepsychotherapy.org

How would you describe your approach?

My approach is to create a safe, non-judgmental space for my clients, and then to develop a collaborative working relationship which will allow us to identify important areas of focus. My personal style of therapy utilizes both psychodynamic and attachment-based theories to help foster insight into unhelpful patterns in their lives.

What is your favorite metaphor for describing therapy?

Sometimes I think therapy can be a bit like inspecting your house. The therapist can aid the client in taking stock of what’s there; the good, the bad and the ugly, and help you to rebuild the parts that are no longer working for you. Other times, I think of life as a rollercoaster and therapy is about how to stay on and engaged in the ride while learning how to manage the highs and lows.

Areas of specialization

Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Young Adult (18-25 yo), Parenting, Life Transitions

Availability & insurance

Offers: Telehealth sessions

Accepting: BCBS PPO

Elizabeth Marklein

LCPC | she/her

Email: elizabeth@alliancepsychotherapy.org

what is a good therapeutic relationship?

A good therapeutic relationship is one in which you feel comfortable, heard, accepted, and understood by your therapist. While it may still be difficult to share feelings or experiences, in a good therapeutic relationship, you will experience nonjudgmental support and care as well as a sense of agency and empowerment.

How would you describe how therapy works?

Therapy helps you better understand yourself and get to the root of your concerns through increased self-awareness. The process is tailored to you individually, as we work together to identify and understand your unique emotional triggers. In time, we use this information to help you make changes to the patterns of behavior, thoughts, and feelings that aren’t working for you anymore. Therapy helps you learn to cope with and regulate your emotions, think through your choices, identify your deeper needs, and feel at ease expressing them. 

What is success in therapy? How do you know therapy is effective?

Success is the ability to function in ways you weren’t previously able to function, both internally within your own nervous system and externally in your relationships. This can look like being able to be present and connected in relationships, making choices for yourself without guilt or shame, no longer ruminating or worrying excessively, viewing yourself as capable and worthy, or being able to be vulnerable and authentic with others.

Areas of specialization

Depression, anxiety, relationship problems, perinatal mental health

Availability & insurance

Offers: In-person & telehealth sessions

Accepting: BCBS PPO and Self-Pay

Kristen M. Granchalek

LCSW | she/her

Email: kristen@alliancepsychotherapy.org

What would your clients or colleagues say about what it is like to work with you? 

Being a therapist is the most difficult and satisfying work I’ve ever done, and my clients and colleagues would tell you that I will work as hard as they do. I am curious, playful and compassionate, and I challenge my clients to think and feel deeply about their presenting concerns. I believe in radical candor in my work, which is based on establishing deep, authentic connection which allows for honest and constructive feedback. When you work with me, we really get to the bottom of the ways you hold yourself back, in order to ultimately set you free. 

Who do you like to work with?

I love working with clients who struggle with intimate connections. Either individuals with rich connections who still feel lonely in a room full of people, or passionate types who love deeply and struggle to remain differentiated in relationships. If you’re someone who finds yourself asking the question, “What’s wrong with me? Why is it so hard to get what I need in relationships? What do I really want? How do I find meaning in my life?” you’ve found the right therapist for you.

How does therapy work?

Curiosity and compassion are the sine qua non of meaningful therapy. Therapies of depth, insight and relationship are designed to help clients explore aspects of themselves that they might rather avoid, loathe or dread. When we cultivate curiosity about our reactions to ourselves and others, and compassion for the suffering that we’ve courageously adapted to throughout our lives, our natural capacities for intimacy, growth and healing unfold.

Areas of specialization

Life transitions, Grief and loss, Professional concerns, Relationships and intimacy, Self-esteem, Developmental trauma, Emotional reactivity

Availability & insurance

Offers: In-person & telehealth sessions

Accepting: Self-Pay and Out of Network