Colleen Aloian is a therapist, program supervisor at an agency clinic, and a trainer. She achieved her master’s degree from Saint Bonaventure University and started her career as a therapist in 2011. Over the years she has worked in many different settings, with several populations. Colleen first opened her doors to private practice in early 2015 and has loved every minute of it. On her journey, Colleen has become a New York State approved provider for screening and assessment of the impaired driving offender, received an achievement award during her time working with the NY Army National Guard, and completed training in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) therapy, which completely changed her life and therapeutic process with clients. This incredible therapy has taught her the ability to quickly create real change in peoples lives, that lasts! Colleen values the importance of pursuing opportunities for continued professional development and is dedicated to working with her clients to feel empowered in their ability to respond to challenges and improve their quality of life. It is evident that Colleen has love and enthusiasm for the healing power of psychotherapy.
In addition to being a therapist, Colleen is interested in helping other therapists grow. She is currently the program supervisor of an integrated mental health and substance abuse clinic where she focuses on staff development in hopes to elicit change in people’s lives, on a broader scale. Colleen utilizes her experience working with the NY Army National Guard to provide trainings to other mental health professionals on military culture as well as how to work effectively with service members and their families.
Colleen moved to Buffalo in 2011, after meeting her now husband, Michael. They have two beautiful children together, Anthony and Evelyn. Oh, and one weird dog, Murphy. When she is not helping others, Colleen is enjoying time with her family, having dance parties with her children, brushing up on her Spanish, and working on her next creative project!
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*Call Colleen at 716-800-1225