Dr. Alison Gurley, Psy.D.
Dr. Alison Gurley, Psy.D., of Thriving Center of Psychology, is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who completed her doctoral training at William James College in Newton, MA. Over the years, she has had the pleasure of working with diverse clients seeking relief from a wide range of presentations, including anxiety, depression, childhood and sexual trauma, chronic illness, and issues related to identity. Dr. Gurley knows that for many people, these symptoms keep them from connecting with important aspects of their lives, and she works together with individuals to help them re-engage with what matters most.
Practicing from a multicultural lens, Dr. Gurley integrates evidence-based treatments, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Mindful Self-Compassion to tailor plans for each client. Dr. Gurley works collaboratively with individuals to help align their lives with their values, and to not get consumed by thoughts and behaviors that are not working for them.
Dr. Gurley has extensive experience working with LGBTQ and gender diverse individuals, and provides training on these topics at the local and national level. While she enjoys working with individuals from across the lifespan, she has particular specialization in working with young adults, ages 17 to 35 years old. Prior to working at Thriving Mind, Dr. Gurley taught on the faculty of a family medicine residency, where she saw clients for issues related to trauma, chronic illness, and insomnia.
"I have met with many therapists over the years trying to find someone that felt "right." Dr. Gurley immediately made me feel comfortable and heard. She took time to ask me the right questions to make sure she had a thorough understanding of what was bringing me in and what I wanted to work on. As I've met with her more, I recognize her breadth of skill and expertise. I truly feel that my treatment is in capable hands. I highly recommend Dr. Gurley if you want to begin your journey of deeper self-understanding in a safe, judgement-free, and supportive space."
-S.S., ZocDoc Review
"Dr Gurley is warm and welcoming. She has a diverse set of skills and can utilize different styles of therapy, so she is capable of tailoring her care to best meet her patient's needs. And she is always professional. My experience working with Dr Gurley has been utterly fantastic. She always treats me and others with patience, empathy and respect. I would strongly recommend her care!"
-S.M., ZocDoc Review
"Alison has been such a fantastic and brilliant person to talk to. She very quickly got to know me so much more than I have ever known myself and has helped me to understand my life better. Her approach is calming but very powerful. Thank you!"
-R.M., ZocDoc Review
"Alison is great at her job, and she has given me an amazing experience at therapy. I am eternally grateful for the help I was given!"
-F.T., ZocDoc Review