Allison J. Ewing, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (L.C.S.W.) who has been practicing social work for over 19 years. She graduated with honors from Miami University earning a B.A. in both Psychology and Social Work. After working as a mental health technician for a year at a psychiatric hospital in Atlanta, Allison went on to earn her Masters in Social Work at Loyola University in Chicago.
Allison spent many years providing mental health treatment to individuals, families and with groups. She began her career doing traditional therapy in both office based and home based settings, primarily working with clients who were involved with the child welfare system. Allison gained specialization in the areas of crisis intervention, suicide prevention and trauma informed interventions, working primarily with children and adolescents who have had histories of extensive and severe developmental trauma.
Later, Allison transitioned into working in an administrative and training capacity. She provided consultation to residential treatment centers through out the state of Illinois in her role at UIC’s Comprehensive Treatment and Assessment Unit for many years. Later, Allison became the Program Development Director for Threshold’s Child and Adolescent Programs. There she created programs and trained the 150+ staff of Thresholds' Child & Adolescent Residential Programs on a variety of training topics. She received extensive training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and went on to train the Thesholds' staff in DBT and provided ongoing consultation around implementing DBT into the therapeutic milieu. Allison was also a certified trainer in Cornell University’s Therapeutic Crisis Intervention for 10 years and served as the coordinator in training all the Threshold’s C&A staff on a biannual basis.
In recent years, Allison developed a passion for using mind/body techniques in her approach to psychotherapy incorporating mindfulness, yoga, meditation, energy psychology and Emotional Freedom Technique. She is a trained practitioner of EFT(Emotional Freedom Technique) and finds it extremely rewarding to tech this powerful technique to others. Allison has built upon her DBT mindfulness training and went on to study meditation, mindfulness and energy psychology from many different sources including the Chopra Center's Davidji and Innersource's Donna Eden and David Feinstien. She founded Inspired Life Tapping to be able to continue to do the teaching, training and consultation that she loves while also seeing individual clients for EFT based sessions. Currently, she teaches workshops on EFT, meditation and mindfulness in the community at yoga studios and wellness centers. She continues to teach and consult with social service agencies as well. Allison now brings a mind/body perspective to all her work and encourages other mental health practitioners to 'meet the client where they are' at a body level as well as a mind level.
In her private practice through Inspired Life Tapping, Allison works with adults and children, and specializes in seeing individual clients for anxiety, phobias, trauma processing, and weight loss.