Author Archive: Allyson Cole, Psy.D
Dr. Cole is a Licensed Psychologist, Co-Founder of Family Guiding, and the Director of Psychological Services for PSCH Inc., a large non-profit. She has helped many people reach their goals by equipping them to overcome life’s roadblocks. Dr. Cole has over fifteen years of experience working with adolescents, adults, and families who struggle with emotional dysregulation, behavioral problems, difficult relational dynamics, and substance abuse problems. Dr. Cole has worked in several settings, such as a residential treatment center, hospital, outpatient clinic, and a juvenile detention center. She has collaborated with Jasmine Narayan, Psy.D. in the development of the C.R.E.A.T.E. Outcomes model to help adolescents, adults, and organizations develop pathways toward their goals while equipping them with the tools necessary to be successful. Specifically, Dr. Cole is passionate about working in collaboration with families, communities, and organizations to help make this world a safer place for girls in the justice system.
Jacqueline faced the reality of eleven years and three months in prison in addition to the threat of losing her parental rights—leaving her desperate to maintain a connection with her daughter […]
Just remember, the more you focus on the parts of yourself that you love, the more these aspects of yourself will grow. The same is true for the parts of yourself that you don’t care for, so be sure you are only expressing and allowing the parts of yourself that you want to grow bigger.
When it’s cold outside and we can’t run outdoors to escape the elephants in the room and the monsters in the closet, we can slowly begin to feel overwhelmed by unspoken tensions and unnecessary fears. This is one of the reasons people complain of depression in the winter, and one of the quickest ways we […]
When we are speaking to someone we love and trying to express something that may be difficult for the other person to hear, it can often be challenging to clearly express our message without negative feelings drowning the connection or the subject changing.
Giving a consequence to someone who experiences herself as bad is a difficult task, because the consequence only provides further data supporting a negative self-assessment. Adolescents are particularly skillful at creating evidence to support their underlying beliefs about themselves.