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Allison Ford, LMHC

Eating Disorders and OCD Specialist

I have been working at Home for Balance since 2019. My specialties include eating disorders and OCD, although I enjoy working with many different people struggling with a wide range of issues. I have a passion for working with athletes experiencing eating disorders, as I was once a collegiate athlete. My treatment style is rooted in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), along with Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP). I emphasize therapy as a safe place where difficult concepts can be gently explored. I am passionate about the healing process and helping guide people back to themselves.


I obtained a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University in Davie, FL. I have gathered experience through different levels of care in community mental health, crisis stabilization, outpatient services through non-profit work, and residential eating disorder treatment.


I currently serve as a Psych Services Therapist at The National Alliance For Eating Disorders where I work with those experiencing eating disorders who are underinsured or uninsured. It is here that I co-facilitate free eating disorder support groups to help individuals feel seen and supported.


When not working, you can find me at the dog park with my husky, in yoga class, or enjoying the Florida sunshine with friends! 


My services are LGBTQ+ inclusive. My preferred pronouns are she/her/hers. For more information about working with me and to get a FREE 30-minute phone consult, please call at 703.789.6789 or email me at

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