Allen received his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Kalamazoo College, and he earned a Master’s in Social work from Washington University in St. Louis. He also received a PhD in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Allen has worked in a crisis help and suicide prevention center providing counseling and resource and information referrals. He has also worked in a hospital setting with oncology patients conducting assessments and providing counseling services.
Allen uses aspects of a cognitive behavioral approach to help clients identify problematic thought and behavior patterns and to develop ways to deal with these issues in a positive and effective manner. He has researched many different world religions and also offers faith-based counseling services. Allen works to empower clients to develop the tools they will need to make positive growth and change in their lives. He works with individuals of all ages dealing with a wide range of issues and challenges. Allen’s multidisciplinary background allows him to offer unique insights and perspective in the therapeutic setting.