Alison Papion, LMFT, CCRMP

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #90258
Certified Comprehensive Resource Model Practitioner

I’m Alison Papion LMFT, the founder of BRAVE Counseling & Consulting - A Family Counseling Corporation, a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist based in Thousand Oaks and Berkeley, CA - here to guide you through life’s most complex and difficult matters.

Since 2004, I have provided a number of specialized therapeutic services to those coping with major trauma and other challenging life experiences. Patient well-being is my number one priority, with an emphasis on overcoming hurdles such as abuse, PTSD, anxiety, depression, addiction and dissociative disorders.

I have a thriving private psychotherapy practice in Southern and Northern California and can also offer sessions via a secure online network.  In addition, I offer consultation to clinicians starting a private practice or needing trauma specific case consultation.

I have a Masters in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from National University.  I have extensive experience as a clinician, therapist, director and healer. 

I can't wait to begin our journey towards wellness together!


Carly Reifman, LMFT, ATR

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #120122

Registered Art Therapist #20-223

Art, play, humor, sass.

Mindfulness, spirituality, interconnectedness.

​Queer, sex positive, LGBTQIA+ safe space.

Advocate of drug policy reform, therapeutic and intentional use of psychoactive substances, and harm reduction practices when appropriate.

I offer trauma processing with the Comprehensive Resource Model and self-exploration through Art Therapy.

I also believe we as humans heal through relationships: relationships with ourselves and others. I bring support to those exploring both traditional and non-traditional relationships like polyamory and non-monogamy. The later paths are not for everyone, but anyone who is looking for support is welcome here.

I love to integrate science and art together. I received my undergraduate degree from UCSB in Cell and Developmental Biology, and my graduate degree from Phillips Graduate University in Psychology. I welcome all questions about the therapeutic process, and am happy to provide education about the science of what we're doing. A deeper understanding of the process can make it so much easier to integrate session material into the rest of your life.