LICENSED PSYCHOLOGISTS & THERAPISTS THAT ARE CLIENT FOCUSED
Center for Personal Growth was founded with one vision in mind…to provide clients with the best possible care in the best possible atmosphere so they can build a life of understanding, composure, peace, and happiness. Our licensed therapists and psychologists help adults, children, families, and couples of all cultural, religious, and socioeconomic backgrounds by providing a soothing and serene place for people to not just deal with the everyday stresses of life, but to actually succeed because… your success is our success. Whatever you’d like help resolving, we’re here for you.
OUR TEAM OF EXPERT THERAPISTS
Our team is one of the most highly trained in the area. While most therapists are credentialed as MS, MA, MSW or LCSW (requiring only 4-6 years of training), we take pride in the fact that our team is made up of many Doctors, Psy.Ds or PhDs (meaning 8-10 years of experience). Our extensive experience means that we can handle the conditions from the most challenging to the struggles typical of modern life.
DR. BRENDA ALLOWAY, PhD, JD
Experience: President and Founder of the Center for Personal Growth, holds a Doctorate and Masters in Counseling Psychology. She is a Licensed Psychologist with over 30 years of experience helping individuals and organizations solve problems.
Specialties: I enjoy working with individuals, couples, and families. My goal is to help my clients improve their moods as well as their relationships with others.
Approach to Therapy: I find that helping my clients develop insight into why they do what they do helps them immensely. You can’t change what you don’t acknowledge! I work relentlessly to ensure that my clients obtain their goals for a lifetime of satisfaction, happiness, fulfillment and success.
Personal Interests: I love being a business owner and I love being a Mom to my little munchkins, Max and Mason. For fun, I enjoy fitness and travel.
Karen Haake, LMHC, NCC
Experience: I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor with a Master’s of Arts in Counseling and is a National Certified Counselor. I have over twenty-five years’ experience working with children, adolescents, teens and their families. I taught school over twelve years and later became a school guidance counselor.
Specialties: Clients who are experiencing depression, trauma, anxiety, anger management and the geriatric population. Family issues, estrangements, co-dependency, and attachment.
Approach to therapy: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy helps people change the thoughts that often create anxiety, depression, hopelessness, anger, and other dysfunctions. A change in our thinking can reset the wiring in the brain, increasing overall functioning. Other treatments include Emotional Freedom Techniques, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Progressive Relaxation Exercises, and Guided Imagery.
Personal interests: Reading, exercising, gardening, and being with my family and friends.
“Dr. Alloway has qualities I look for in a counselor. She’s a good listener and very empathetic. Her practice is top notch. Highly recommended.”
“I gave up on therapists. I was tired of just talking and not getting a solution to what I was going through. Although I thought Dr. Alloway seemed blunt at first, she suggested I address several issues in my life honestly. I have moved through some lifelong problems. I’m learning to deal with life positively and with a strength I never knew I had. The growth I’ve experienced over the past year has been amazing. I look at situations differently. I act on issues instead of hiding. I’m glad I stuck around and listened to her suggestions. I like myself now!”