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DR. ALLISON DAVIS

Counselor. Educator. Researcher.

My work focuses on the development of mothers' psychoecological growth in matrescence, the transition into motherhood. I approach maternal ecodistress as an opportunity to heal our attachment to nature and offer a path through the mental health dangers of green motherhood towards lifestyles that are psychologically healthy and ecologically sustainable. Through articulation and application of an ecofeminist-informed developmental approach, I foster ecological thinking and contact with nature for psychotherapeutic healing and growth. 

Experience

  • 10+ years expressive clinical experience with mothers as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and founder of Mother Nature Therapy, LLC.

  • Researcher at Teacher College Columbia's Maternal Psychology Lab with PI Dr. Aurelie Athan creating a model for maternal psychoecological development in matrescence.

  • Adjunct faculty at Southwestern College in the Master's of Clinical Counseling Program, teaching expressive arts and play therapy, lifespan development, and other core courses.

  • Editorial Board Member for the Journal of Mental Health and Climate Change

  • Audiences: mothers and mothers' support systems, including mother-interfacing professionals like women's center staff, emergency first responders, school districts, and justice system staff. 

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Types of Speaking and Topics

Keynotes for original research.

The ecological awakening of mothers and a stage model for understanding mother's ecological development in matrescence. 

Seminars for clinical training. 

Climate-related anxiety and grief in mothers and reframing mothers' environmental activism to support lived experiences.

Workshops for hands-on learning.

Nature-allied experiential and expressive arts counseling for mothers and ecotherapy applications for clinical professionals. 

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