Hi, I’m Alison Cross! I am a psychotherapist and I provide both in person and virtual services in Georgia and North Carolina. It’s important to have an idea of what feels like the right fit when you’re looking for a qualified person to talk to. The problem is, how do you know? When my client leaves our session, my goal is for them to feel heard and respected. I want my clients to feel like they’re talking to a real person. How else can trust be built? I view therapy as a safety net for the clients I see with the various issues they bring. I will collaborate with you from the very first session on goals for your time. Some people I work with prefer to set the agenda for our time together, with just a few interjections from me. Others prefer to hear questions and suggestions that I may have. I am comfortable with either because my goal is to develop a positive therapeutic relationship with you. When that happens, hope is tangible and the spirit opens to new life and new beginnings. I work with both men and women, as well as adolescents and kids as young as 8. We discuss life transition issues, relationships with others, depression, anxiety, trauma, and substance abuse. I tend to come from a psycho-dynamic and relational perspective, along with family systems and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Humor also tends to show up. I’m also a certified eating disorder specialist (CEDS), as well as a CEDS Supervisor. In addition to individual counseling, I also offer coaching, meal support, and group therapy.