Dr. Summer Allen has a wide array of clinical experience to include court-mandated treatment, custody concerns, parental alienation, criminal justice involvement, and trauma, anxiety, and depression. She has worked in a variety of settings to include non-profit agencies, correctional facilities, Child Protective Services, and currently sees clients in a private practice setting.
Dr. Allen’s research interests include the need for a strengths-based approach when working with those involved with the criminal justice system. Additionally, she is interested in the importance of peer mentorship for counselors-in-training.
Dr. Allen’s service efforts focus on the education and empowerment of novice counselors throughout the licensure process.