Allyson Cole, Psy.D.
Dr. Cole is a Licensed Psychologist, CEO of Family Guiding Psychological Services, and the Director of Training at Connections in Recovery New York. Over the past eighteen years, Dr. Cole has worked in residential treatment facilities, hospitals, juvenile detention centers, outpatient clinics, and schools and vocational programs, serving in direct care support and as a case manager, clinician, and director.
Dr. Cole experienced firsthand how all levels of staff need a clinical expert’s supervision to succeed in the fast-paced, high-risk, multi-faceted decision-making that must occur moment to moment. She implemented program protocols, analyzed her findings, and over time, created a comprehensive model. After managing fourteen clinicians using this model, Dr. Cole realized how beneficial and powerful these techniques are, and she decided to share the model with other organizations. Dr. Cole is passionate about staff members being supported in a cohesive way to understand relational dynamics within the team and with clients. For Dr. Cole, the heart of the model lies in understanding boundaries to create change and shape productive relationships.