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Alison Bliss



Pronouns: She/Her


  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
  • Level 1 AEDP Therapist


  • Binghamton University, Master of Social Work
  • Ithaca College, Bachelor of Arts, Culture and Communication

Professional interests:  Relationship Issues, LGBTQA+ Concerns, Gender Identity, Trauma, Anxiety, Family Issues

Alison was initially drawn to counseling through her passion for social justice, and the ways in which oppression affects the well-being of individuals, families, and communities. She started her career providing support and advocacy to survivors of intimate partner violence and sexual assault. Prior to CAPS she worked on an inpatient mental health unit at the local hospital. Alison identifies as a bisexual/queer cisgender white woman. She is committed to the ongoing work of anti-racist practice and to supporting BIPOC students and folks who hold marginalized identities.

Alison's counseling approach is strengths-based, goal-oriented, and grounded in the belief that we all have the capacity to heal. She is experienced in numerous therapeutic techniques, and has recently been training in AEDP, a mindfully based therapeutic approach rooted in attachment theory. Alison delights in her role as a counselor and is looking forward to serving the Cornell community.

Personal interests:

Outside of work, Alison enjoys spending time with her cat Casper and her partner. She has lived in the Ithaca area for almost 20 years and deeply appreciates sitting or walking in nature. On cozy inside days she reads, cooks, watches reality tv, and tends to her virtual Stardew Valley farm on her Switch.


Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS)
Gender Services


Level 5

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