Allison helped create the S.T.A.R program and has been working with children and teens and their families for over 20 years. She earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of California at Irvine, and her master’s degree from the University of Texas at Arlington. She has worked in child protective services, residential programs, and community mental health. Working with teens is her passion, along with animal rescue/volunteering. Allison has an office dog, Lettie, who attends groups and sessions. Lettie is a sweet rescue dog who has been coming to group for the past two years. She and Lettie look forward to working with you.