Allison Gruder is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a psychotherapy practice in Westport, Connecticut and New York City. She specializes in the treatment of individuals, couples, adolescents and families. Her approach is solution-focused and she conducts therapy by focusing on the present and moving toward a preferred future.
Allison takes a holistic approach to therapy and works with clients to achieve overall long-term well-being and emotional stability. She believes treatment should be based on the clients' goals for therapy and is a journey towards discovery and ultimately living better and healthier while achieving wholeness, balance and peace.
Allison is a also a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist. Hypnotherapy has become a widely recognized, non-invasive technique for assisting in the treatment of many issues, habits, phobias and conditions, without medication or side-effects.
Additionally, she is a Certified Cognitive Behavioral Therapist and utilizes this short-term, goal-oriented form of treatment to change patterns of thinking or behavior that create difficulties, with the goal being a positive change of feelings, behavior and personal growth.
Allison considers it a privilege to do the work that she does, which reflects in the quality and dedication she provides and the positive results she helps her patients achieve.