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Alison Bliss


Clinical Social Worker / Urgent Care Counselor


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

Alison was initially drawn to counseling through her passion for social justice, and the ways in which oppression/privilege 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. She has also worked in the field of outpatient substance use and inpatient mental health. Her primary clinical interests include treatment of depression and anxiety, grief and loss, LGBTQ issues, multiculturalism, the impact of oppression on mental health, family systems, trauma, and relationship issues. 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 grounded in attachment theory. Alison delights in her role as a counselor, and is looking forward to serving the Cornell community.

Outside of work, Alison enjoys all of Ithaca’s outdoor offerings, from the waterfalls to the farmers’ market. She is definitely a foodie: she loves cooking, trying new restaurants, and eating. When she's not outside or eating, she unwinds with a comedic sitcom because laughter is good for the soul.


Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS)


Level 3

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