Highwire Therapy offers hybrid appointments to clients in Illinois, and telehealth appointments to clients in Louisiana.

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    About Allison Staiger


    I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Illinois, and Perinatal Mental Health Certified through Postpartum Support International. As a social worker by training, I believe strongly in the core value of social justice. I affirm that the lives (and birth experiences) of people of color and trans people matter, and acknowledge that the systems, not the individuals trying to survive within them, are broken. I work to understand and honor how each client has learned to navigate life while staying safe and stable, even when those ways now require some reconfiguring.

    I have over ten years of clinical experience, and have specialized training in EMDR (including advanced training in using EMDR with the perinatal population), pregnancy and infant loss, trauma-informed yoga, birth trauma, infertility, and reproductive justice. I have a strong background in attachment and trauma, and like to incorporate somatic and mindfulness techniques in addition to more traditional cognitive and talk therapies.

    I am not a healer or a savior, nor am I a blank slate. I am another human being with clinical expertise, an authentic (and sometimes irreverent) approach, and a good sense of humor, who is here to reflect, shine light, and walk with you in a collaborative way. And I’m already excited to meet you.