I am Dr. Alison Cobb and 121 Psychotherapy is my practice in Missoula, Montana. My clients and I work together to change their relationship to their emotions so that they can break free of impulsive and addictive behaviors, respond flexibly and effectively to problems, and meet their goals in relationships.
I received my doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Montana and completed my doctoral internship at the Southwest Consortium in Albuquerque, New Mexico. My postdoctoral training was at the Northwest Center for Cognitive Behavior Therapy, a specialty clinic of Montana Neurobehavioral Specialists. Licensed in 2007, I continued to work at MNS until opening 121 Psychotherapy in 2011.
Adele is a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel who joined my practice in 2015. A graduate of the Vermont School of Canine Psychology, she completed a dissertation titled Sit, Stay: An examination of the dialectics of acceptance versus change. A wise and gentle counselor, she is a careful and deep listener, and you’ll never find her talking too much about herself. You may, however, find her sleeping through your session.
I provide evidence-based psychotherapy based on my specialized training in OCD, PTSD, and other anxiety disorders; personality disorders; and disorders of overcontrol. I offer full-fidelity DBT and RO DBT, as well as clinical supervision of therapists in training. I work with my clients on issues like emotional dysregulation, impulse-control and anger difficulties, and relationship problems. If you become my client, our focus will be on helping you base decisions on your long-term goals and values rather than on impulsive reactions or avoidance of painful emotions, so you can build a life worth living.