Counseling Services in the Warmth of My Home
Dr. Alwin earned her BA in English Literature from The King's College in New York. She worked in advertising for a number of years before returning to school to pursue her Masters, and then Doctorate, in Clinical Psychology.
She graduated from The Adler School of Professional Psychology in Chicago, an American Psychological Association (APA) accredited program, with high honors. Her internship was completed at Cornerstone Counseling Center, also APA accredited, and her residency at ACP, Associated Psychologist and Therapists, a group private practice in downtown Chicago.
Before moving to Wisconsin, Dr. Alwin had a busy private practice in downtown Chicago. While there she worked with individuals, couples, and families with a variety of challenges. Dr. Alwin has worked with issues ranging from the more common-place problems of daily stress or worry to the more complex problems of acculturation difficulties, childhood abuse, post-traumatic stress disorder, and the dissociative disorders (see the "Individual Counseling" tab for a more complete listing).
Dr. Alwin is passionate about her work. She has a passion for helping people get their lives on track. Dr. Alwin works together with her clients to reduce the symptoms and other obstacles that prevent them from living their best lives. She has a strong commitment to holistic practices and the tenets of wellness. In addition to helping individuals achieve their best lives, Dr. Alwin has a particular passion for helping couples achieve their best marriage.
In her off-hours, she enjoys volunteering. She has traveled to Uganda and Zambia to work with orphans, and continues to sell jewelry to support Uganda Orphan Fund. More locally, she is delighted to be part of the volunteer team and support the work of the Jefferson County Humane Society.
She was awarded Alumni of the Year for her work with underserved populations in both Chicago and Africa.
In the interest of total disclosure, a critical element of the therapy process, I am a person of faith. For some people this is important and it can be included as part of their therapeutic process. However, my practice consists of people from a variety of faith backgrounds and of no religious beliefs at all. I can assure you that without your expressed, stated desire for spiritual beliefs to play a part in your therapy, they will not. In all cases, therapy must be a judgement-free and safe place to be. Please feel free to ask me about this or anything else in my profile.