Allison Heiliczer is a psychotherapist who is passionate about working with individuals and couples. Allison’s focused, attentive, curious, and compassionate nature provides the foundation for therapy that is transformative.
Allison has supported hundreds of individuals facing various challenges, yet the common thread is they are often navigating experiences involving their relationships, careers, moves, goals, and values. In her work with couples, Allison is committed to understanding the unique language each couple speaks, and her work with couples extends far beyond improving communication – she works towards building a solid team. She has specialty training working with couples who are deciding whether to marry; discovering how relationships change after having a baby; working through trauma, affairs, and addictions; deciding whether to divorce; and cross-cultural couples.
Allison graduated summa cum laude from New York University with a BSc in nutrition and obtained a Master’s degree of cultural studies also from NYU as well as a second Master’s degree in counselling from Monash University in Australia. She is currently doing a PhD in psychology. In addition, she has completed various trainings at The Gottman Institute including: Level 1 & 2, Couples and Addiction Recovery, Making Marriages Work, Treating Affairs and Trauma. Allison’s professional memberships include: Australian Counselling Association, Singapore Counselling Association, Asian Association of Social Psychology, and the Hong Kong Society of Counseling and Psychology; she is also a Certified ‘Healthy Boundaries for Kind People’ Coach.
Allison is from New York City and moved to Hong Kong in 2010.
“Allison is a breath of fresh air on your darkest days. You will feel uplifted by her genuine concern for your well being. It was her support that helped me through the burdens of caring for a newborn, stresses of managing a household as a working mom and frustrations with my husband. She will help you to draw boundaries so that you don’t keep falling. She will help you find your way back.
Allison was gentle with her questions, which made me feel safe to talk about sensitive issues. She was not shy when she had to be straight and honest, and she helped me process that step by step. She also dug deep into the causes of each thing I was dealing with, which helped me look at myself objectively. It was overall an extremely nurturing and supportive environment that she created, yet she was professional all the way. I highly recommend her to anyone who is seeking expert advice for anxiety, or even for moral support through difficult times.” – J, Hong Kong
“Allison is one of the most amazing people I have ever met. She is highly intelligent, compassionate, caring, wise, attentive, extremely conscientious and has a wonderful sense of humor. With a dozen or so sessions, combined with practical homework and coping tools, Allison helped me overcome terrible relationship wounds to move on with my life and find a healthy relationship. I would highly recommend Allison and have in the past recommended her to many friends.” – Michelle, United States
“Allison’s dedication, understanding and genuineness is a rarity to find. She is highly experienced and has a wealth of knowledge; she listens with an open-mind and attentiveness, and is always ready to share a range of perspectives and solutions. Allison’s support and commitment has positively encouraged me to grow into a healthier, happier and stronger version of myself. I am incredibly grateful to have found a therapist who truly cares about me and my wellbeing, and who has helped me in so many ways.” – Anonymous, Hong Kong
“Allison worked with me whilst I was pregnant after fertility struggles and was an invaluable support. Her warm and intellectual approach was empowering really changed how I was able to experience my pregnancies and also threw insight into my wider sense of self. She became a word-of-mouth sensation and has supported my husband and a growing list of friends through various challenges and I couldn’t recommend her more highly.” – Anonymous, U.K.