Allison Fine - Counseling for Inner Balance

About Allison Fine

I provide counseling to the greater Seattle area. I have counseled individuals from all walks of life.

As a counselor, my role is to help you define what you want to accomplish during our sessions and help you understand how to reach your goals.

I seek to create a safe, trusting, and open environment in our sessions. I work from a variety of therapy models to individualize our work together.

Please visit my About page to learn more.

Counseling Articles

I write about a variety of counseling topics for various publications. Below are a few of my more recent articles about Multiple Sclerosis, published in the MSA Today. I will post more articles as they become available.

Imagine having a neurologist tell you that you have been diagnosed with MS and handing you a prescription, saying they will see you again in three months.  Having a diagnosis of MS can be difficult enough, but not having a doctor who works with you makes it even more stressful.  Some doctors focus only on treating the disease - not on what that disease is doing to your life. Read More »

Multiple sclerosis can be a life-long struggle for many individuals.  Having family and loved ones involved can make the process even more complicated.  Sometimes family can play a caregiving role, offering support to their loved ones with MS.  However, multiple sclerosis can also lead individuals to think that MS is tearing their family apart.  The unpredictable and chronic nature of the disease and its toll on finances often causes enormous strain within families.  Coping with MS can be a struggle, but coping with its impact on family can be even worse.  Although multiple sclerosis can tear a family apart, families can do many things to help bring them closer together.  Read More »

With the beautiful Seattle summer we have been having, it is difficult to imagine cloudier, rainier days.  The rainy Seattle season is coming, however, and with these clouds in the sky often comes cloudiness in our minds.  Some individuals struggle with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) more popularly known as Seasonal Depression. Because individuals with MS often struggle with depression as a result of having a chronic illness, they may be more susceptible to having more down periods in the winter.  It is good to know what Season Affective Disorder is, how it may affect you, and what you can do to fight it off this winter and for rainy seasons to come. Read More »

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