Allyson obtained her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology in 2005 from Spalding University. She began working with adolescent and families in the foster care system at the Home of the Innocents focusing on attachment and trauma. Allyson returned to Spalding and completed her Doctorate of Psychology in 2012. She served as the Director of Psychological Services at the Home of the Innocents, creating the Outpatient Therapy Program at the Home in 2012 until she began her private practice in 2014. She has had intensive training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and works predominantly with those who have emotional regulation issues and trauma. While at the Home, she brought the use of Dialectical Behavior Therapy to the Home both in Psychological Services and the residential program.

Dr. Bradow utilizes an interpersonal and attachment framework, while also incorporating evidence-based treatment interventions including Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Accpetance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Trauma Focused Prolonged Exposure and Cognitive Processing. This integrative approach to treatment allows Dr. Bradow and the client to work together to determine the treatment methods that best address the client’s needs while also utilizing the client’s inherent strengths, thereby fostering a strong therapeutic alliance. Dr. Bradow provides a safe, non-judgmental and validating environment while collaborating with clients to develop a shared understanding of the goals and tasks for therapy.

Dr. Bradow works primarily with adolescents and adults who have experienced traumatic life events and may be struggling with a range symptoms including:

Allyson conducted her dissertation research on the effects of infertility and fertility treatment on mental health, specifically finding that women who receive fertility treatment are at a six times more likely than the national average to develop Posttramatic Stress Disorder. Her study has been cited on MyHealthNewsDaily, MSNBC and in the book Cracked Open: Liberty, Fertility and the Pursuit of High Tech Babies by Miriam Zoll. Allyson is also a clinical faculty member at Spalding University and provides supervision for students in the doctoral program while on practicum placements.