- EMDR Certified
- DBT Trained
Jeff Allen returns to Alpine Academy following a short sabbatical to work on a Ph.D. in Family and Child Sciences. Jeff brings a wealth of experience and expertise to Alpine Academy through his education and over 6 years of therapeutic experience working with teenagers and their families.
Throughout his schooling, Jeff was involved in research focused on the parent-child relationship; specifically, the dynamics of helicopter parenting college age children and the impacts of such an approach. Jeff has experience working with clients that have many different types of struggles from self-harm, anxiety, depression, substance use, and trauma. Additionally, Jeff has some experience in working with developmentally delayed students and nonverbal learning disorders.
Jeff sees therapy through a systems perspective, borrowing heavily from the third wave of behavioral therapy like Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Dialectal Behavior Therapy (DBT) as well as evocative empathy and emotionally focused therapy. Jeff is also certified in EMDR and uses it often.
Jeff believes true therapeutic work and progress must come from within the client. He has a passion for walking with people on their therapeutic journey and is honored to be a part of such work. Jeff enjoys spending his free time with his wife and children in the great outdoors, especially fly fishing. Jeff believes we are all endowed with gifts from our Creator and is passionate about helping others learn to use their gifts for the betterment of self and of society as a whole.