About Me

Hello, I am Alison and I am a licensed mental health counselor (LMHC) and coach in private practice, working with adults, couples and groups for over 15 years. I offer holistic approaches to therapy, blending traditional and mind-body methods along coaching to address your needs and goals. I am also a certified Daring Way™ facilitator (CDWF) offering Daring Way™ groups and counseling based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown and I am trained in Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), a brain and body based therapy.

I am honored and grateful to sit with the people that come to my office with a willingness and desire to challenge that which challenges them. I love seeing the light reemerge in their lives as they begin to release or move through sadness, worry, a silenced voice or loss.

I bring care, compassion and a belief in your ability access the life you desire. Our work together will be an interactive and supportive process where you can gain understanding, learn tools and practices to deepen your relationships and find a greater sense of ease, joy and purpose in your life. A coming home.

My Path

After moving through a number of traumatic events in my life, I became and continue to be passionate about the mind, body and spirit connection and the role it plays in our health, happiness and well-being. I feel deep healing can happen when we are able to connect into and express ourselves fully and when we are connected to and heard by our communities be they family, friends or co-workers. In my role as a therapist, I will support and challenge you to push through fear, pain and obstacles and open to your innate strengths, qualities and desires.

Born and raised in the Seattle area, I call the Pacific Northwest my home. I grew up exploring and enjoying the city, the mountains, and the waters of the Puget Sound and lakes in the area.

Prior to finishing graduate school I worked for a large corporation in downtown Seattle and volunteered with a number of nonprofits serving the state and local communities. As a volunteer I worked in the Seattle Public Schools, with organizations supporting homeless and formerly homeless women and families in transition, mentoring teen parents, and with Cancer Lifeline supporting people diagnosed with cancer and their family and friends.

These experiences, combined with my own life experience and my experience of being supported by others, inspired and deepened my desire to become a therapist. Today, children all grown, I now enjoy spending time with my community of friends and family, working, writing, learning and caring for my animals.

If you have any questions or want to schedule an appointment email me at: alison@alisonwithey.com or call me at 206-250-9060

Education & Training


Bastyr University, MA, Systems Counseling
Antioch University, BA, focus in psychology

Additional Training

Relational Neurobiology
Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART)
Lifespan Integration
Trauma Related Grief; Memory Reconsolidation, Grief and Healing
Terry Real Relational Life Therapy
Gottman Couples Method
Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
The Daring Way™ & Rising Strong™ Based on Research of Brené Brown
Heart-Centered Hypnotherapy
Neurobiology with Heart
The Neurobiology of Feeling Safe: Working with Boundaries Inside and Out
Martha Beck Wayfinder Life Coach Training
Abigail Morgan Mindbody Magic Life Coach Training

Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator (Dr.Brené Brown’s research)
Gottman Seven Principles Program Educator
Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist
Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
Reiki Level I & II

Professional Membership

American Mental Health Counselor Association

“Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.”

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