Allison Dickens, LPC, LCADC

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Allison Dickens, LPC, LCADC
Montclair, NJ

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor with 16 years of experience in the field of mental health and substance use. I have worked with children, adolescents, and adults in a variety of settings.

I graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University in 2009 with my MA in Mental Health Counseling, concentration in Substance Dependence Counseling. My experience includes working with clients of all ages in inpatient, outpatient and IOP/OP settings, providing individual and family therapy to address concerns such as depression, anxiety, trauma, peer relationships, parent-child conflict, problematic substance use and other addictive behaviors, issues of gender and identity, and stage-of-life related issues. My work is person-centered: I believe that therapy is a collaborative effort and I work to create an inviting environment where change can occur. I draw from a variety of evidence-based practices including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and also incorporate play therapy, family therapy and mindfulness-based strategies into my practice, when appropriate. I am also trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Motivational Interviewing.

Additionally, I hold a Approved Clinical Supervisor certification and am able to provide clinical supervision to individuals pursuing their LPC and/or CADC/LCADC. I am currently working as an adjunct professor at Montclair State University. I mainly teach internship classes and sincerely enjoy watching students grow into their clinical counseling skills.

I am a member of the following professional organizations:

  • American Counseling Association
  • National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors
  • New Jersey Addiction Professionals Association