Allison Edwards is a child psychotherapist, speaker, creator and owner of All the Feels Company and the author of seven books: Why Smart Kids Worry, Worry Says What?, Marcy’s Having All the Feels , 15-Minute Counseling Techniques that Work: What You Didn't Learn in Grad School, Flooded: A Brain-Based Guide to Help Children Regulate Emotions and How to Crack Your Peanut and Beat, Beat, Thump. Allison earned her graduate degree in Counseling from Vanderbilt University and is a National Certified Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor, and Registered Play Therapist. Allison has over 20 years experience working as a school teacher, school counselor, child/adolescent psychotherapist, and educational consultant to schools throughout the country. Allison is also a parent of two small children and enjoys spending time with her family.
In 2020, Allison began All the Feels Company to teach children brain-based strategies to manage emotions. Using the same strategies she uses in her office, Allison created her first product, a set of feeling cards which includes 20 brain-based regulation strategies to calm the mind and body. Her next product, the feelings poster, helps children measure the intensity of emotions to determine which strategies will be most effective. She pairs her books with her products to create specific toolkits to help children overcome debilitating emotions. She struggled with anxiety as a child and wants kids to have what she didn't - effective strategies to help children handle anything that comes their way.