Allie Quast, MS, LPCC (she/her) is a licensed professional clinical counselor with more than 15 years of experience working with individuals (adolescents and adults) and families struggling through the transitions and stressors of life. Allie has additional training in DBT to assist in navigating through mindfulness, relationships, emotional highs and lows, and periods of distress. Allie’s clients would describe her as approachable, down to earth, understanding, and encouraging. An initial priority of Allie’s is to establish a comfortable, positive, and safe rapport with those she works with. You will find that Allie appreciates humor – and enjoys utilizing this approach in her practice.
Allie holds a master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Walden University; and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Minnesota. Having worked with clients in clinical, day treatment, and intensive in-home settings, she strongly sees the value in a collaborative style. She works with people to identify some of the experiences, thoughts, and behaviors that may be holding them back; and teaches alternative behaviors for moving through obstacles to experience relief and positive change.
Allie draws from several modes of treatment to do this, depending on clients’ needs. These approaches include Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Solution-Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Person-Centered Therapy. These therapeutic orientations offer support and skills for those experiencing depression, anxiety, communication/relationship issues, loss, trauma, and identity and self-concept questions.
Allie likes encouraging her clients with the idea that “one intentional change leads to the next change”; and that it’s less about how big or small it is – and more so seeing that it is possible, and that its momentum can be maintained.