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Allison Palazzotto

Grad Student Intern

Pronouns: She/Her

Therapeutic Style: Genuine, Warm, and Compassionate

Works with:

  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Child/Family
  • Teens
  • Adult Families

Who I am as a Therapist


I believe that navigating the uncertainties of life is an innate part of being human. I am grounded in the assumption that our stories are shaped by the interactions and relationships we have with others. My role as a therapist is to help you understand the impact of your experiences and create a life that feels more authentic to you. I bring a curious, supportive, non-judgmental, and humorous presence to my therapeutic practice, providing you with a space that allows healing to transpire.


I am committed to the understanding that every person is capable of growth. I respect the unique path that led you here and am dedicated to meeting you where you are – inviting the tears, the laughs, and all the emotions and feelings that come with you. I work from a culturally-affirming practice, and I recognize the impact of oppressive systems on those holding underprivileged identities, including the BIPOC and LBGTQIA+ communities. I am hopeful that we can co-create a space that navigates self-acceptance, compassion, and developing the ability to trust yourself again.


I am passionate about working with the ambiguities and complexities of grief and loss resulting from heartbreak, major life transitions, or losing a loved one. I operate from Emotionally Focused Therapy and Narrative Therapy lenses and utilize a systems perspective and health at every size framework. I am honored to walk with you as a collaborative guide through this healing journey.

Specialty Areas

Mental Health Challenges 

  • Addiction & Substance Use
  • Aging
  • Anxiety (General, Panic, Phobias)
  • Attachment & Relational Challenges
  • Chronic Illness
  • Depression
  • End of Life
  • Grief & Loss
  • Identity Development
  • Life Transitions
  • Managing Stress
  • Sexual Health
  • Spirituality
  • Women’s Issues
  • Eating Disorders


Therapeutic Approaches 

  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Socio-Emotional Relationship Therapy
  • Solution-Focused Therapy

Who I am when I’m not a Therapist


As a native Californian, I soak up every bit of the greenery in the Pacific Northwest. In my free time I enjoy floating down the river, having charcuterie board picnics, baking a delicious pastry, and backpacking through national parks!


  • Pursuing Masters in Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy Student from Lewis and Clark College, OR
  • BA in Psychology from University of Portland, OR

Training & Experience  

  • Currently obtaining a certificate from the Eating Disorder Program at Lewis & Clark College
  • Currently studying human sexuality and sex therapy

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(503) 349-2281