Allyson brings a passion for people coupled with a longtime desire to help them find peace in the midst of turmoil, trauma or dysfunction. Growing up she often longed to help those around her who seemed to have lost their way. Those longings in her formative years, led her to seek a career path in counseling. She attended Louisiana State University and graduated in 2009 with her B.A. in History with a minor in Psychology. Because she wanted training that would merge her passion for working with hurting people with her devotion to Jesus Christ, she received a M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Denver Seminary in 2011.
Her experience has included various roles at the Eating Disorder Center of Denver as well as individual therapy with several counseling agencies. Believing that the family system is often an obstacle or avenue for emotional healing, she has worked for over three years as a community-based counselor working with both children and their parents.
Allyson is passionate about working with teen girls and women to help them understand how “self-talk” influences their view of themselves, ability to reach goals and overall quality of life. She also loves working with children (ages 6 and older) by creating a safe environment in which they can learning new coping skills.
Areas of focus:
Adjustment to life changes
Behavioral acting out
Allyson has been married to Josh Pitre, another mental health professional, for two years, and they have a young son. She is involved in her church leading groups, and other women’s ministry activities.