Allen B. Howell
I see my role as creating a safe space a where you can explore what it means to be you. Within the container of this alliance, built on trust and unconditional positive regard, I will listen to your joys, your fears, and your pain with empathy and compassion, and offer you the tools to thrive. My approach draws from person-centered, strength-based, and trauma-informed perspectives, utilizing a combination of orientations that includes cognitive behavioral, humanistic, psychoanalytic, transpersonal, somatic, and mindfulness-based. I personalize my approach to best suit each individual client.
Areas of Specialization:
- Anger Management
- Substance Use and Addiction
- Adjustment Issues
- Domestic Violence (for perpetrators as well as survivors)
- Men’s issues
- Self-Esteem vs Shame
- Sexuality Addictions
- Veteran's Substance Issues
Get to Know:
Walt Whitman wrote in Leaves of Grass “I am large, I contain multitudes.” Each of us contains an interior world every bit as vast and complex as the outer world, and we need to navigate both in order to thrive. To assist us on this journey we are all born with an inner guidance system or intelligence (what Jung calls the Self) that directs us towards our highest potential, towards wholeness. However, life can present us with challenging and painful experiences that can impair this guidance system, causing us to withdraw or become disconnected from life, from the people around us, even from ourselves. This can cut us off from our élan vital, our life energy, leaving us feeling hopeless or stuck. During such times it can be of tremendous benefit to work with a professional who is trained to help you rediscover your potential and get back on the path towards a life of meaning.
I bring all of my accumulated education, training, and experiences to my work with clients. This includes many years working with at-risk populations affected by homelessness, substance abuse, various mental health struggles, and a range of traumas including sexual assaults, domestic violence, and military combat.
I look forward to meeting you. It’s up to you to take the first step.
- M.Ed. in Counseling Psychology with dual concentration in Trauma and Addiction, Cambridge College
- Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP)
- Certified Specialist in Anger Management (CAMS)