Allison Fuller is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has been practicing social work in the Albany, NY area since 2001.
She received her Bachelor’s in Social Work from Nazareth College in 2000 and her Master’s in Social Welfare through the advanced standing program at the University at Albany in 2001.
She is currently the Clinical Therapist for the College Experience and CareerNext programs at Living Resources working with students diagnosed with disabilities.
With over 18 years of experience, she specializes in working with individuals, groups, and staff to use their strengths, talents, and experiences to enhance their lives and those with whom they are connected.
Allison began her career working with individuals diagnosed with serious and persistent mental illness at ClearView Center in Albany (now Equinox) before transitioning to work with individuals living with intellectual and or developmental disabilities at Center for Disability Services and later Living Resources.
When Allison joined Living Resources in 2006, she joined a newly formed Clinical Department where professional social workers and mental health counselors worked to address the co-occurring mental health, cognitive, and behavioral needs of individuals while closely working with staff in trainings and workshops.
As part of continuing to broaden the experiences of aspiring social workers and mental health counselors, she supervises students in local undergraduate and graduate programs.
Allison meets with individuals 18 years of age and older. She primarily meets with individuals in their homes or in a mutually agreed upon location.
Areas of focus: Developing relationship and social skills, enhancing self-esteem, problem solving, coping skills, managing emotions, coping with change, grief and loss, depression, anxiety, sexual and health relationship education, gender identity, & sexual orientation.
Treatment approach: Utilizing Character Strengths, validation techniques and DBT, CBT, Solution-focused, Person-centered, Trauma Informed, psychoeducation, task-centered.