I’m a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate under the supervision of Dr. Becky Davenport, Ph.D., LMFT-S. I received my Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy from Northcentral University, and a Bachelor’s in Child, Youth, and Family Studies from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. My clinical experience has been comprised of an outpatient mental health agency on the outskirts of Baltimore, MD, providing therapy to children and adults, couples and families, varying in age, ethnicity, cultural background, gender, socioeconomic status, and religious affiliation. I acquired unique therapy experience working with trauma, blended families, immigration, personality disorders, military couples, as well as anxiety, depression, and adjustment. As a military spouse, who has journeyed throughout the U.S. and overseas, I’ve had many valuable opportunities to expand the breadth of my training, both personally and professionally experience the inside of military systems, and navigate the challenges and rewards that characterize the military life cycle.
I understand the decision to come to therapy is one of vulnerability and trust. My aim as a
therapist is to handle that decision with the utmost care, and diligently work to ensure you are
honored in the therapeutic process. I approach the therapy conversation from a Narrative
theoretical framework, de-centering the “truth” that one’s actions are an essence of identity,
and rather expanding the lens to see that they are embedded in a myriad of contextual factors,
such as values, beliefs, goals, and hopes. Together we will reframe from problem-saturated to
strengths-centered, replacing what was previously thought to be chronic and shameful, with a
renewed sense of agency and creativity! I utilize tools from a number of systemic therapies,
including Solution-Focused, Experiential, Attachment, Emotionally Focused Therapy, and the
At your request, I am also comfortable incorporating faith into the therapeutic process.
My “joys” in life: leisurely dinners with friends old & new, my husband of 8 years, documenting
1 beautiful second of each day, espresso & tiramisu.
Ally Yong, MA, LMFT-Associate, Supervised by Becky Davenport, Ph.D., LMFT-S, [email protected], (210)-595-9158