Allison Hewett, LPC Intern Supervised by A. Kaylyn Hickey, LPC-S

Allison Hewett, LPC InternAllie counsels clients out of our Coppell and Corsicana locations.

Have you been struggling with anxiety or depression? Have you been feeling like all hope is lost and you don’t know what to do? Allie works with teenagers and young adults who deal with anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, insecurities, low self-esteem, social-anxiety, and other mental health issues. She uses Cognitive Behavior Therapy to identify and work through negative and irrational thoughts that cause anxiety and depression. Through targeting irrational thoughts, she is able to see what is causing the unhealthy behavior and can give people tools to work through harmful thought patterns.

Allie believes people are fully capable of changing their brain by learning to think in healthier ways. “Our brains are amazing! We can create things in our mind. However, this can be to our detriment when cognitive distortions are involved. We begin to create a false reality in our heads which leads to irrational thinking and bad behavior.”

Allie often sees clients who have been prescribed psychotropic medications. Every good psychiatrists recommends therapy paired with prescriptions for greater results.

Sometimes medicine is not the answer. Allie recommends people to start with counseling if they are experiencing symptoms of anxiety or depression. Not all anxiety or depression is caused by chemical imbalance in the brain. Many times, it is caused by months or years of unhealthy thinking. Through counseling, individuals will learn tools to cope with and overcome their symptoms. If symptoms do not improve in a matter of weeks, Allie may recommend seeing a psychiatrist to talk about medication options.

Allie sees clients in our Coppell and Corsicana locations. She is a wife, mother, and lover of people. She is outgoing, full of life, positive, and optimistic. She believes everyone is capable of becoming the person they want to be despite their circumstances.

Allie is a Dallas native. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a BA in Communication and MA in Professional Counseling from Amberton University. Her early work experiences include working for the University of Oklahoma, Marketing for Chick-fil-A, and working for Young Life.

Her unique experience in working with adolescents through Young Life has made her a go to for teen counseling. She understands the adolescent stage of life can be hard whether you have it all together or not. Some of the major struggles for teens include body image, searching for identity, and pressure from parents and peers. Through counseling, Allie’s clients become confident, less stressed, and happier.

Specialties include: teens, young adults, couples (pre-marriage & marriage), anxiety and depression.

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