Heidi Allison, MSW, LCSW 
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
LIC #LCSW20142
(805) 494-1414
heidiar@sbcglobal.net


Trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), I work with adults & teens struggling with depression, anxiety, other mood disorders, personality disorders & a variety of other issues. The quality of our thoughts can greatly enhance or impair our lives by impacting our emotions & behavior. I incorporate DBT skills & a strength-based approach with clients, while providing a nonjudgmental, open & caring environment. I believe that everyone is capable of improving their lives & reducing suffering and symptoms. We all have answers within us; sometimes we just need someone to help guide us in finding our truth & learning new skills to improve one’s emotional/mental well-being. I also work with clients in resolving pain & trauma from the past. I enjoy helping people uncover their strengths, regulate emotions, improve healthy coping skills, relationships, & quality of life.  I have over 23 years of direct clinical practice as a clinical social worker (LCSW) and have also worked in the field of adoption for 12 years.  I teach mental health and social work classes at California State University, Dominguez Hills and Cal State LA as well.