Alison Sappie


Dr. Alison Sappie (pronouns: she/her/hers) is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate with a doctorate in counseling and counselor education from North Carolina State University. She is highly trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). During her education and counseling experience she has served a diverse range of clients in both community mental health and university settings. She has a passion for working with clients on personal growth, body image, sexual assault trauma, couples counseling, marriage counseling, college counseling, anxiety and depression, life and career transitions, and incorporating social justice into her work. Dr. Sappie values taking an intersectional approach with her clients and helping them understand themselves better, set personal goals, and be supported in the process of working toward those goals.

Dr. Sappie also has engaged in diverse experiences to expand her teaching, research, and counseling skills. She has counseled college students on academic probation along with college students below the national poverty level at North Carolina State University and worked in the Fraternity and Sorority Life office at Duke University. There she was able to serve Greek students through mentorship, advising, counseling, and programming. She was able to combine her research interests with her practice through (a) programming that addressed cultural norms that promote gender violence, (b) organizing a luncheon series for Greek women that brought together women of all ages and roles on campus for fellowship and discussion with the Duke Women’s Center, (c) teaching a Greek emerging leaders course focusing on social justice and bystander intervention, and (d) supporting the It’s On Us campaign in the Greek community.

Outside of work, Alison enjoys spending time with family and friends. She loves trying new foods and playing outside with her dog. Alison also likes to listen, sing, and dance along to her favorite music and anything Disney.

Areas of Focus

Anxiety, Career Counseling, Child or Adolescent, Depression, Life Transitions, Sex Therapy, Sexual Abuse, Trauma and PTSD, Women's Issues

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