AnnLee Allen, Mental Health Counselor Intern
AnnLee Allen is a Mental Health Counselor with KDM Counseling Group. She began her education at Auburn University earning her Bachelors in Communications followed by obtaining a Masters Degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University.
Following a lifelong dream and passion for helping others through difficult times, AnnLee mentored several groups of college aged women through the college experience and graduation. Next, she began a rewarding and challenging experience counseling families and children during pre and post adoptions from the foster care system. Through this experience, AnnLee developed skills working with children, adolescents, and parents navigating through trauma, life changes, and understanding difficult behaviors.
All along AnnLee was shaping and developing her true focus: marriage counseling, conflict resolution, counseling children during parental conflict/divorce, and most importantly assisting women during transitions. Marital difficulties and divorce are highly traumatic and many individuals replace healthy thoughts, behaviors, and routines with unhealthy behaviors rooted in survival mode.
AnnLee specializes in assisting women work on themselves, manage grief, fear, and loss, and reducing shame and bitterness while moving to a renewed sense of strength and hope. Additionally, she helps children through divorce or parental conflict by providing them a safe space for their private thoughts and worries. AnnLee works to equip kids with healthy coping skills to utilize in stressful and confusing situations.
AnnLee’s 17 year marriage and being a mother of a son gives her a unique perspective on the challenges women face balancing motherhood, marriage, and career.