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I’m Dr. Allison.  I’m a licensed clinical psychologist, and I’ve made it my life mission to simplify psychology, helping you live the healthy and meaningful life you totally deserve.

Life throws out some pretty tough stuff.  And while you don’t always get a say in what life throws your way, you absolutely have a say in how you respond.  And that’s where I come in.  As a psychologist, I’ve got the inside scoop on real, practical, and research-backed tips for how to make the most out of your life.

I find a balance between the science and the practical, making content completely relevant to your everyday life. If you want to tackle anxiety, improve relationships, increase happiness, and be courageous, this is the place for you!

So pull up a chair, grab a cup of coffee, and get ready.  You’ve got one shot at this thing called life, so let’s help you make the most of it!

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Mindreading: The Sneaky Habit Making Your Anxiety Worse
Do you struggle with anxiety?  Do you worry about what other people think? Or do you replay interactions in your head, long after they're over? ...
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How to Find Your Passion (It’s Easier Than You Think!)
Do you ever felt stuck or bored with your life?  Do you think about finding something that excites you, that gives you a sense of...
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5 Life-Changing Takeaways from Brené Brown’s Netflix Special
Do you want close and trusting relationships but find it scary to connect? Do you want to have deep and meaningful conversations but feel afraid...
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The Best Life Advice I’ve Ever Gotten
You know those days where you look at your to-do list, and you almost feel sick?  Or those weeks where you feel completely overwhelmed by all...
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What Your 5-Year-Old Can Teach You About Self-Care
When you hear the word “self-care,” what comes to your mind?  Maybe you think about relaxing on the couch with a glass of wine.  Maybe...
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Toxic Positivity: The Harmful Habit to Stop Immediately
Positivity is a good thing, right?  “Good vibes only.”  “Be happy.”  “No drama!”  These are helpful things to aim for, right?  Well, not quite.  Too...
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If You Want to Make a Change, You Have to Start with This
Every day, I hear people talk about wanting to change.  I hear people talk about what they’d like to be different, better, or easier.  And...
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Calming Blanket Review: Are Weighted Blankets Worth It?
A blanket that’s supposed to reduce stress, decrease anxiety, and increase the quality of your sleep; is it too good to be true?  Weighted blankets...
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The Great Laundry Trek
When Matt and I were first married, we moved into our first apartment together.  We were still in grad school, living on student loans and...
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