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Hi there!

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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Why Returning to Normal Isn’t the Goal
It seems like eternity since the pandemic first took hold.  We’ve done lockdowns and quarantines, and nearly every area of our life has been turned upside...
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The Real Reason I Haven’t Made a YouTube Video in over a Year
Hi.  Hello?  Is this thing on?  It’s been over a year since I posted a new video.  To be honest, I didn’t think anyone would notice. But alas, the...
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Coronavirus Anxiety: A Psychologist’s Tips to Keep Panic and Fear from Taking Over
In the last several weeks, our world has been on edge as the COVID-19 coronavirus spreads.  Fear in the US ratcheted up over the weekend,...
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Is Calm Worth It? Calm App Review 2020
Picture this.  It’s 2006, and 23-year-old me is a brand new graduate student.  Bright eyed and bushy tailed, I was ready to fulfill my lifelong...
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How to Stop Procrastinating. A Psychologist’s Trick for Tackling “I’ll Do It Later.”
Procrastination might seem like a silly little habit, but if you’re a chronic procrastinator, then you know how much damage and chaos can be caused...
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Do You Really Need a Mindfulness App?
Several months ago, I was talking with one of my friends’ moms.  We’d chatted months earlier about mindfulness, and after doing some research on her...
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You’ll Figure It Out: Opening Up About My 2019 Mantra
Several years ago, I quit making New Year’s resolutions.  They felt empty and discouraging.  They felt like a set up.  And to be honest, they...
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Should Statements: How They’re Making You Feel Like Crap
At least once a day, on the couch in my office, something awesome happens.  A client is talking, when suddenly, they stop mid-sentence.  They pause,...
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Dreading the Holidays? 7 Practical Ways to Get Through the Season
The holidays are just around the corner.  For some people, the holidays are wonderful and full of holiday cheer.  But for others, the holidays can...
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