Meet Allison Huntley, MSW, LCSW

Behavioral Health Team Member

Allison Huntley, MSW, LCSW

Education and Training:

  • Linfield College, BA in psychology, 2005
  • Portland State University, Masters of Social Work (MSW), 2010
  • Advanced coursework at Portland State in Child and Family studies
  • Licensed clinical social worker through the Oregon State Board of Licensed Clinical Social Workers, 2013

Certificates:

  • Certification in Animal-assisted Human Health through the Firefly Institute of Research and Education, 2019

Professional Memberships:

  • Member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW).

Experience:

  • Has expertise in addressing a wide range of concerns that children, adolescents, and families often face including: grief and loss, anxiety, suicide, stress, depression, emotion regulation, peer relationships, life transitions, sexual abuse, commercial sexual exploitation, and trauma.
  • Worked in the Portland-metro area for the past 10 years in various roles while helping families develop collaborative, comprehensive plans that focus on the strengths of each individual while also increasing effective communication skills.
  • Spent the last 3 years in the Hillsboro area working as a clinical social worker.
  • Joined HPC summer of 2019.

Personal Information:

  • Allison enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking, running, backpacking, and playing in the park with my family and my dog. I love listening to music, reading, and spending time with friends and family.
  • She believes that no single approach is right for everyone. She works from a collaborative, humanistic theoretical lens to instill a capacity for inner reflection, self-acceptance, and growth. She also believes that an individual’s mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical health are closely intertwined and work to provide a safe space of unconditional positive regard while holistically addressing concerns.
  • Allison is body-positive, LGBTQ+ and queer affirming, and incorporates aspects of evidence-based interventions including: DBT, motivational interviewing, Collaborative Problem Solving , Narrative Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Mindfulness, Attachment Therapy, Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST).

Allison is at our Orenco location on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays.

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