Allison Lowe, LPN-MHSP, Personal Biography
I help teens and adults navigate the obstacles to wellness and happiness presented by mental health disorders while recognizing that these obstacles are often compounded by the unique pressures and stress of culture and society. I take great joy in providing a safe and nonjudgmental environment where my clients can learn about themselves and work with me as their guide to find solutions to problems. I have been helping people in this way since 2009 and consider myself blessed and honored to do this “work.” I have intentionally sought out work experience and training in a variety of mental health settings and levels of care, including residential, intensive outpatient (IOP), psychiatric crisis stabilization, hospital emergency rooms, and in-home services. These experiences allowed me to gain a unique perspective on our mental health care system, to identify the gaps and challenges in the system, and to help my clients and their families navigate the system. I use an eclectic approach of evidence-based practices, including Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focused CBT (tf-CBT), and Solution Focused Therapy. I am a licensed professional counselor with mental health service provider designation (LPC-MHSP) in Tennessee and obtained my master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Purdue University in Indiana. I grew up in a family affected by mental health and substance use disorders and use these experiences to relate to clients on a deeper empathic level. I “practice what I preach” and use DBT every day in my life to manage stress. I most enjoy working with teens and adults who are battling depression, anxiety, and the effects of trauma. I am identity-affirming and enjoy working with gender and sexual minorities within the LGBTQ+ population. In session, I bring my sense of humor and knowledge of how to teach coping skills that work. In October 2018, I opened my own independent office after being in private practice for 2 years.