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About me

Allie Jayne Reed, MS, LMHC

This page used to be where I briefly described my credentials and specialties. It was carefully crafted to be matter-of-fact, distant but warm. However, that was not an accurate expression of who I am and what it's like to work with me. I certainly can be matter-of-fact and warm, but I'm anything but distant. I want this page to help you decide if we’ll work well together, not just list the things I’ve done (though I will at the end for those interested).

First, I'll share why I work with women struggling with anxiety, stress, and mother wounds: because I've been there and know these types of pain very well. I understand what it's like to develop self-limiting beliefs driven by shame and fear, and then display a watered-down version of myself to assure others are more comfortable. As someone with ADHD, I especially know the emotion dysregulation that comes along with that. I wasn't born anxious or insecure. In fact, my natural state is calm, confident, and 'weird' as the critical peers and adults in my life liked to say. But, consistent criticism taught me to care too much about what others thought, which led to social anxiety, over achieving, and perfectionism that was ultimately making me miserable, until I embarked on the journey back to myself. While your experience is uniquely yours, I want you to know that I have fought through these struggles and have done my own personal inner work to see the other side, and I am passionate about helping you do this too.

While I know the power of evidence-based psychotherapy and am proud to be a DBT therapist, I have also been intuitive and a lover of astrology for as long as I can remember. Along my own journey, my intuition became injured from anxiety, expectations of others, and demands of the world. Through spirituality and astrology (in conjunction with therapy), I have rediscovered my soul purpose and found that I love helping others rediscover theirs. 

Because of my personal experiences, I know the work it takes to transform and heal. I work best with people who are so sick of suffering that they're willing to make some changes and try new behaviors. I can't change you. You have to change you and I am thrilled to help support you in that.

It is important to know that I am not a passive therapist who smiles and nods throughout each session. I balance acceptance with change in my work with clients; meaning, I will accept and validate you, and I will help you to make necessary changes to transcend to your next level in healing. I'll encourage and cheer for you. I'll call you on your stuff and I'll gently challenge you. I'm not afraid to talk about anything you need to talk about, there is nothing to be ashamed of. 

Now, if you are wondering if I am qualified or if I know what I'm doing: Yes. I love what I do and am very good at it. 

Before starting my private practice in 2022, I was the therapy team lead and primary DBT therapist at PHP and IOP programs in Bellevue, WA, where I worked with and was trained by Dr. Kathryn Korslund to effectively deliver Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to girls, women, and non-binary individuals experiencing depression, anxiety and stress disorders. I worked with hundreds of teens, adults and families, and taught countless DBT skills groups (my favorite). Before I was a DBT therapist, I was a school-based therapist in FL where I was trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT) and play therapy. I also interned at the Delores Barr Weaver Policy Center in Jacksonville, FL, which specializes in helping girls and women, and survivors of human trafficking. I received my Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a specialization in Marriage & Family Counseling from Jacksonville University. I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Sociology from Flagler College.

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