Ally is a Master’s Level Social Worker who earned her masters degree in social work from the University of Tennessee in 2022. She completed her generalist year internship at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center from 2020-2021 and her concentration year internship at Belmont University Counseling Center from 2021-2022. She has experience working with college-aged students with different learning abilities and of various clinical needs, but her main area of interest is working with individuals experiencing anxiety, OCD, and related disorders.
Ally’s personal and professional values are to ensure clients of all ages and backgrounds are met with an attitude of acceptance and non-judgment as they collaborate on gaining new skills. Alongside traditional Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), she often utilizes Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to teach clients how to sit with this discomfort, pinpoint their own values, and go create the life they want to build! Coming from a background in social work, she also recognizes the systems surrounding clients that might impact their progress as well. Ally is open and honored to serve clients of all backgrounds and is currently undergoing clinical training to work with children.
When not working with clients, Ally enjoys spending quality time with her significant other, family, and friends. An ideal weekend for her looks like enjoying the outdoors, checking out new restaurants in Nashville, and winding down with a Reese Witherspoon Book Club book. When she isn’t doing this, she is jamming to Taylor Swift or making sure her cat Mila receives her quota of hundreds of tiny head kisses a day.
What Her Colleagues Say About Her: Approachable, Genuine, Compassionate, Funny, Intentional, Committed, Cooperative