Allison Fine - Counseling for Inner Balance
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I provide individual, couple, and group in-person counseling services in the greater Seattle area. My office is located in Downtown Seattle near Elliot Bay. I also provide phone counseling by request. Please feel free to contact me with any questions. I look forward to working with you.

Phone: (206) 226-1097
Location: Downtown Seattle

Visit my Contact page to learn more.

Multiple Sclerosis Counseling

I worked as a counselor at the Multiple Sclerosis Association of King County in Seattle, Washington, until the agency closed in December 2008.  While it is extremely important to be under the care of a medical professional, MS specialist, and/or neurologist, counseling can also help many individuals with MS manage the emotional, physical, and cognitive symptoms of this disease.  Some individuals need support around the anger and frustration of being diagnosed with a chronic illness, while others need assistance around grieving and accepting their illness.  I help individuals find constructive ways to reach this acceptance and teach a variety of coping strategies to manage the stress, anger, emotions, and pain. 

If you would like to read about other topics, please visit my Services page.

Multiple Sclerosis Support Group

In addition to seeing individuals with MS for counseling, I facilitate a weekly support group for individuals newly diagnosed and coping with the symptoms of MS.  The group offers individuals a chance to meet other individuals adjusting to life with this chronic illness.  In addition, the group allows individuals to process the diagnosis and life changes in a supportive, close-knit environment.

Please visit this link to learn more about the current group schedule and how to join us:
MS Support Group Flier


Although emotional support can be extremely useful for individuals with MS, there are many other resources out there that can offer other various kinds of support.  Below I have listed some that current clients and I find most useful.

National Multiple Sclerosis Society – Greater Washington Chapter
MS Helping Hands
Multiple Sclerosis Association of America
Multiple Sclerosis Foundation
MS Lifelines
MS Views and News
Yoga Empowered Online for Multiple Sclerosis
The Multiple Sclerosis Resource Centre

If you would like to learn more about how counseling can help you, please contact me by
phone at (206) 226-1097 or by e-mail at

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