Allison Edwards LPC, RPT is an affiliate professor in the Human Development Counseling department at Vanderbilt University, the author of four books: Why Smart Kids Worry, Worry Says What?, Marcy’s Having All the Feels, and 15-Minute Counseling Techniques that Work: What You Didn't Learn in Grad School. Allison received 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 travels both nationally and internationally training parents and professionals in the areas of empowering children, recognizing the social/ emotional needs of gifted students, and sharing how educators and parents can work together to meet the needs of anxious children. Allison helps parents understand how social/emotional differences can be supported both at home and school, and provides consultation and staff development on how to effectively improve emotion regulation in the classroom.

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