Allison Bedford


Allison Bedford

“And I said to my body. Softly. ‘I want to be your friend.’ It took a long breath. And replied, ‘I have been waiting my whole life for this.”
— Nayyirah Waheed

Hello, fellow life traveler! All parts are welcome here – uncertainty, joy, pain, shame, fear, anger, love, doubt.

I believe we are all doing the best we can with the skills and experience we have. In our therapy sessions, you are the expert on your own life. I am grateful to act as a guide and active witness as you discover your innate strengths, and explore the nature and function of your many parts. It is my belief that when we embrace all parts of who we are internally with curiosity and compassion, we can form a better relationship with ourselves. Ultimately, this shift reaches our outward lives and relationships, making them more aligned with our true selves and values.

Our burdens and fears can keep us hidden behind masks and make therapy and vulnerability seem like the last thing we want to encounter, but it is here in the being known and seen (especially by your own Self) where healing and growth begin and flourish. We are all on this journey together, and I look forward to getting a chance to share in yours!

Educationally, I hold a B.A. in Family and Child Sciences and a M.S.W. in Social Work. In my post-graduate learning, I have attended trainings in mindfulness-based therapy, Internal Family Systems, and Trauma Informed Care, including the relationship between trauma and the brain. I have led groups focused on the care of LGBTQ, teen, and pre-teen populations. Clinically, I have over 5 years of experience serving clients spanning from children to adults who are struggling with family relationships, depression, anxiety, life transitions, and more. I am bilingual in English and Spanish, and committed to practicing cultural humility in my work and life.

I am originally from central Florida, and before moving to California lived in Nashville, Tennessee, as well as a small, Mayan village in the Western highlands of Guatemala. I enjoy being surrounded by nature, especially the mountains and ocean. In my spare time, I also love to read, bake, listen to my favorite music, and watch TV shows while cuddling with my partner and dog-like cat.

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Allison Bedford

Associate Clinical Social Worker ASW #72855

One Life Counseling Center

One Life Counseling Service is a new non profit counseling center in downtown San Carlos. We provide counseling for anyone at any cost.

We are a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization of skilled therapists and change agents who aim to inspire, educate, and provide accessible counseling for anyone who needs it.


1303 San Carlos Ave
San Carlos, California

Phone: 650-394-5155

Hours: Monday - Sunday: 9am to 9pm

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