About Alison

For most of my life, I have been drawn to the study of the soul, the spirit and seeking a deeper meaning of the Truth about life. I have a passion to study, counsel  and connect with others about the metaphysical and spiritual depths of our being and non-dualistic nature.

It is in the presence of our true essence where the truth lies within and we are set free.

I initially studied business and psychology in my undergraduate degree as I desired to bring psychology and spirituality into the business world. In the first ten years of my career, I served in sales management for a US Fortune top 50 corporate company and found it lacked the altruism I desired. After beginning a family, I pivoted and went back to school to earn my master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and became a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, State of Maine, USA.

Since 2006, I have had the pleasure of serving others in my private psychotherapy practice, based in Portland, Maine. During that time, I became an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist and an Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapist, Level 3 trained.

In the fall of 2020, I closed my psychotherapy practice and took a spiritual sabbatical. Though I enjoyed my work, intuitively I knew there were other things I was meant to advance beyond the scope of the more traditional psychotherapy practices. It was a beautiful pause, which led me to study with the Institute of Intuitive Intelligence, based in Melbourne, Australia. I will be graduating from the Third Level in June 2022 as an Intuitive Intelligence Trainer, and have just begun an 18-month post-graduate Spiritual Directorship program class of 2022/2023. I am excited to be bringing this science-based model of spirituality and intuition into my practice.

I love my life. I’ve created a life where my work is my pleasure and what I study and explore in my own journey. I love being married to my long-time love, living on the coast of Maine, with our beautiful four seasons, lakes, and mountains. I adore spending time with my dear family and loved ones, practicing yoga, walks in nature and exploring mystical sites around the world.

“Let yourself be silently drawn to the stronger pull of what you really love.”
~Rumi

Education and Training

In my work with others, I incorporate a variety of outstanding healing modalities I have studied over the years. I continue to grow and evolve and am always bringing what I learn into my sessions. My work is my pleasure and grounded in spirituality, the science of intuition, neuroscience, polyvagal theory and attachment theory. I love working with others as they fulfill their soul purpose, live from their “zone of genius” and create the life they were born to live.

Clinically, I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC. I earned my master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Southern Maine (USM) in 2005, and completed inpatient and outpatient internships, as well as the Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) program at Maine Medical Center, Portland, Maine, USA. In 2013, I became a Certified Sex Therapist with AASECT (American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and
Therapists).

I have worked in private practice in Portland, Maine since January 2006. Currently, my professional trainings in Intuitive Intelligence (the science of consciousness and intuition), Internal Family Systems (IFS), and the Rhythm of Regulation / polyvagal theory (neuroscience and the brain), and Spiritual Attachment Therapy form the foundation for the philosophy of my practice.

I am currently training in the Third Level and post-graduate spiritual directorship program with The Institute for Intuitive Intelligence, based in Melbourne, Australia. I am a Level three trained IFS therapist. The IFS model of psychotherapy offers a clear, nonpathologizing and empowering method of understanding human issues as well as an innovative and enriching philosophy of practice that invites both the therapist and client to enter into a transformational relationship in which healing can occur.

Spiritual Attachment Therapy (SAT) is a model based on the work of Dan Brown, PhD, Boston Mass, and his profound work in attachment hypnotherapy, that my colleague, Steve Hayes, and I developed. Via meditation and hypnotherapy techniques, we help clients connect directly with their own spirit guides (as they define) for guidance, healing and wisdom. In this process, clients are also able to journey to concurrent lives, past, present and future, should they desire.

• Institute for Intuitive Intelligence: Currently in Third Level method training and post-graduate Spiritual Directorship program, 2022-2023.
• IFS, Center for Self Leadership: Completed Level 1, 2 & 3 trainings and IFIO intensive
• Rhythm of Regulation (Polyvagal Theory): 12 month training with Deb Dana, LCSW
• SAT – Spiritual Attachment Therapy, creator and founder along with Stephen Hayes, LCSW
• Hypnotherapy and Attachment Theory: Advanced trainings in Hypnotherapy and Attachment Therapy from Daniel Brown, PhD, of Daniel Brown and Associates, Boston, MA
• Energy based psychotherapy: EFT Tapping (Emotional Freedom Technique), Matrix Energetics and Tapas Acupressure Technique (TAT)

I serve in gratitude of the many formal and informal teachers along my path: My parents and grandparents, Dr Reid Stevens, USM, Dr Bette Katsekas, USM, Dr Dan Brown, Dr Ron Feintech, Dr Gina Ogden, Ester Perel, Deb Dana, Dr Richard Schwartz, Rev Jacob Watson, Dr Ricci-Jane Adams, and many of the other spiritual teachings from the likes of: Adyashanti, Eckhart Tolle, Mooji, and ACIM, A Course in Miracles.

My office is located in Portland, Maine, which was settled on the traditional territory of the Wabanaki Confederacy. I recognize and honor the current Tribes who comprise the Wabanaki Confederacy, the Penobscot, Passamaquoddy, Maliseet, and Micmac peoples, who have stewarded this land throughout the generations. I respect their traditional values and affirm their inherent sovereignty in this territory. I support their efforts for land and water protection and restoration, and for cultural healing and recovery.

May we pause in remembrance of the Tribes of the Wabanaki Confederacy whose lives and land were taken through genocidal strategies of colonial settlement of this land.

I pay respect to elders both past, present and emerging, and I commit to ongoing work of decolonization in Maine and beyond.