Crissa Allen (she/her)

Crissa Allen (she/her)


Fees: $200 per session
Limited sliding scale fees available

Insurances Accepted:
– BlueCross and BlueShield (BCBS)

– BCBS of NC State Health Plan

– Aetna

I am currently out of network with other insurances.


Are you transitioning into a new space.. questioning who you are and who you’d like to become? Feeling lost in others’ expectations and trying to become more authentically you? Who are you at your core, what do you want and how do you get there?

As a Black woman navigating these questions in new spaces, I know how challenging the journey can be. Together we’ll work to empty the closets and dump everything out onto the floor sifting through the junk to find the real of who you are. We’ll work to make you feel like home to yourself so that no matter the space, you are comfortable, confident, and uniquely you. How does that sound?

I love working with the LGBTQIA+ population, neurodivergence like ADHD, Autism, OCD, adults who are BIPOC, and folks through transitions, self esteem, depression, anxiety, boundary setting and developing their sense of individuality. I use approaches that help align thoughts, emotions, and the body’s responses

I earned my master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from North Carolina Central University (a historically Black college) and am currently finishing my PhD in counselor education at East Carolina University. I have experience in mental health since 2015 working consistently with self-esteem, anxiety, and depression.

In my free time, you’ll likely find me in a tree reading or spending quality time with my redheaded goldendoodle pupper Theodore Maxton. I’m 1000% your typical millennial dog mom.

My approach to therapy has been described as warm, freeing, and gentle. I understand that spirituality, morals/ values, childhood, cultural and intersectional identity are all important in understanding who you are as a person and work to incorporate these to best help you in your journey. My approach uses this as the foundation to draw connections between thought processes and behaviors (also known as cognitive behavioral therapy), and the body (using mindfulness techniques).

I am so excited for you and your journey. Let’s get to work!