Child, Adolescent, Adult, Parent, Family, Marriage and Couple's Therapist
Orlando Office, Director of Clinical Services
Judith Allen, LCSW is a Licensed Therapist/ Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Child Therapist, Teen Counselor, Adult Counselor, Family Counselor, Co-parent Counselor, and Marriage & Couple's Counselor with 20 years of experience working with Children, Adolescents, Young Adults, Adults and Families in a variety of settings within the Orlando and Central Florida community. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and her Master's Degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of Central Florida.
Judi's counseling and therapeutic work has focused on addressing depression, bi-polar disorder, anxiety, stress management, panic attacks, behavioral concerns, work and school problems, impulse control issues, self-esteem struggles, grief & loss, self-injury problems, addiction issues, at risk behaviors, separation challenges, life transitions, anger issues, parenting challenges, marriage struggles, divorce issues, trauma, abuse issues, sexuality challenges, intimacy issues, and most other psychological, emotional, relational and mental health struggles.
Judi has extensive experience in both chronic mental health problems as well as generalized personal problems affecting one's social and emotional functioning. Judi's goal is to create a caring and collaborative environment for an individual's counseling experience. She utilizes a great deal of Cognitive-Behavioral techniques, a Strength-Based approach, Empowerment, and Client-Centered techniques to assist clients to achieve personal growth and improvement. Judi also utilizes creative methods such as metaphor, healing stories, art, music and relaxation therapy throughout the therapeutic process.
Judi's extensive professional experience has included work in residential treatment programs, the Juvenile Justice System, foster care services, middle & high schools, community mental health services and private practice. Her various positions have included being a clinician, supervisor, and clinical director. Judi has also worked as an adjunct professor for her alma mater, the University of Central Florida, teaching, supervising, and training master's level therapists and clinical social workers. Judi stays active with 'up-and-coming' professional Clinical Social Workers and Mental Health Counselors by providing them with the on-going supervision and tools needed to become highly effective clinicians in their chosen fields. Judi is also a long-time member of the National Association of Social Workers; national and Florida chapter and is active in the mental health community.
Judi is on most insurance panels and is available for daytime and evening appointments.
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Humana (Non HMO)
At this office we are unfortunately unable to accept MyBlue or medicaid / medicare insurance plans
Judi specializes in treating patients ages 12+
Judi provides sessions for those without insurance at a self pay rate. Sliding Scales are available, they must be negotiated and approved with the providers themselves,
Some of Judi's specialties
Anxiety & Depression
Many of us never think about the fact that children suffer from depression. However, most children's depression is usually initially misunderstood and either ignored or treated as a discipline problem. If ignored, untreated depression can have lasting effects on a child's life. This is especially sad since childhood depression is a very treatable illness if recognized
Marriage & Couples Counseling
Some couples need minor adjustments to get back on their feet and some need a major overhaul to save their relationship, marriage, or family. Some couples come to counseling to prevent problems from occurring in the future and some come to solve current problems or heal from past relationship wounds.
Young Adult and Adolescent Therapy
“Some adolescents / teenagers have minor issues and just need a little assistance to get back on their feet and back on track. Whereas some adolescents / teenagers have very serious issues such as teenage depression, eating disorders, teenage violence, substance abuse, and many more serious issues that need more significant interventions. Some teens go to counseling to prevent problems from occurring in the future and some come to solve current problems or heal from past wounds.