Therapist Spotlight: Allison Steckbeck, LPC

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Allison Steckbeck is a Licensed Professional Counselor who earned her Master’s in Counseling at Northwestern University. Allison has experience working with a diverse range of clientele addressing anxiety, depression, self-esteem, trauma, life transitions, identity, as well as relationships (both traditional and non-traditional) and family of origin issues.You can read her full bio here!

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See below for more information about Allison!

What self-care techniques or activities do you do?

Self-care is something I aim to hold myself accountable to everyday. Being a therapist, I view self-care as an absolute must. I start most weeks off with a Monday morning hot yoga class, which I find allows me to slow down and reflect upon an intention for the week. Throughout the week, self care can look different and I vow to honor how I am feeling and listen to my body and mind when it comes to what I need. Some days that may mean lunch with an old friend, a home cooked meal, a massage, or a manicure. Most days it includes, exercise, meditation, hot tea, clean eating, and a good night’s rest.

What made you become a therapist?

I’ve always known I intended on being in a helping profession but did not know for sure what that profession would look like until I sought therapy. I will never forget sitting in my therapist’s office during our final session together. As we reflected on our relationship and my healing processes, I had a moment where it hit me and I envisioned myself sitting on the other side of the couch, in the therapist’s chair. I realized through my own healing in therapy that this was the way in which I was meant to help people.

What are your specialties?

I feel a particular connection to working with women, though I work with a variety of clientele. I enjoy seeing a diverse range of issues but have come to realize if I could spend my career empowering women, I would be satisfied. I enjoy working with women on issues related to relationships, self-esteem, life transitions, work/life balance, and trauma.

Why do you believe that counseling can help?

I believe wholeheartedly that counseling can be a transformative experience for many people. Counseling provides individuals with a safe, non-judgmental space to navigate life challenges. I truly believe that there is profound healing in sharing our stories. Working with a therapist allows one to foster personal growth, healing, and self-awareness in order to improve one’s quality of life.

Why is it important to seek counseling?

Therapy is for everyone. It can be a positive and proactive part of every day health care. Whether you’re struggling with relationship issues, desire guidance for career growth, or are looking to heal from past experiences, seeking counseling can help you stay committed to taking up space in your own life and creating more meaningful connections to others.