Alison Hill, MMFT

Alison Hill, MMFT

Alison Hill, MMFT
Master of Marriage and Family Therapy

Alison Hill is an Integrative Therapist.  Alison works with families, couples,  individuals, teens, and children to promote healing and enrich life.

Alison helps clients recognize relationship patterns and uncover themes.  She finds it exciting to help someone acquire new communication and coping skills, equipping each person with the ability to calm and soothe themselves, bringing more enjoyment to the relationships that are important to them.

Experience

Alison has her BS in Child Development and her Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy.  Prior to private practice, she taught preschool for nine years, working with young children and their parents.  Throughout her counseling experience, Alison has helped clients with a myriad of issues, often originating with symptoms of anxiety and depression.  Alison has helped adults with childhood trauma, physical and sexual abuse, as well as individuals and families in addiction recovery from drugs, alcohol, or pornography.

Skills

  • Marital and Premarital
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Self-Harming
  • Sex Therapy
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Addiction
  • Borderline and other Personality Disorders

As an Integrative Therapist, Alison meets clients where they are at, empowering them with the courage to step into a therapeutic experience. Alison is warm and non-judgemental, allowing clients the space they need to grow at their own pace. She has the ability to know when and by how much, each individual is ready to be challenged to grow.  She is humbled by the opportunity to be part of each client’s journey, and join them in the sacred space of vulnerability, fears, hopes, and hurts.

Alison has experience in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, premarital counseling, play therapy, EMDR, art therapy, and conflict resolution. She works with a wide range of clients in various stages of life. The combination of her education and work experience has prepared her to help clients with multiple issues, from individuals suffering with addiction to family conflicts in need of restoration. Alison understands that while relationship issues are best helped with the couple or whole family in the counseling room together, sometimes that is not possible.  Her method of therapy can adapt to meet your specific needs, and Alison believes that immense progress can occur in families with the change of only one member. Regardless of who is in the session, Alison skillfully facilitates the relational  system, gaining understanding while offering practical solutions that can offer true healing to romantic, familial, or peer relationships.

Education

  • MMFT, Lipscomb University
  • BS, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • License & Certifications
  • Pre-licensed Counselor
  • EMDR, Part I
  • Specialization in Play Therapy
  • Prepare/Enrich Facilitator

Professional Memberships

  • AAMFT

On a Personal Note

Alison’s friends love her fun and trustworthy nature. Her dog, Bentley, is a standard poodle who is currently being prepared to become a licensed therapy dog.  Alison loves spending time with her four nieces and two nephews.  Always greeting you with a smile, you will find Alison to be easy to talk to, bold, insightful, and empathetic.

Alison is also active in her local church. She believes one’s faith may be a great help with interventions connected to their spirituality. Alison enjoys using scripture and the client’s personal relationship with God to help a client tap into the resources offered by their own spiritual community.