Alison Vodnoy Wolf, R-DMT, MA, MFA

I work with people who experience overwhelming emotional states (including anxiety, depression, dissociation, and PTSD) toward building a relationship with emotion that is both vibrant and grounded. I have a special interest in the LGBTQIA+ community and performing artists.

I see therapy as a collaboration between the client and myself. You are the expert on your experiences, and I listen with empathy and curiosity to understand the ways I can support you. As a body-based therapist, I attend to the ways that emotion and behavior manifest through movement. By including the body in the process of healing, I support clients to express, channel, and contain emotion, and to explore new patterns.

In my work, I take a sex-positive approach and welcome all genders, sexual identities, and relationship styles. I believe that healing happens when we feel seen and accepted. My commitment in the therapeutic relationship is to welcome and value all aspects of your experience – the stories that reflect humor and resilience, and the parts that have been shamed or dismissed.

I am also a theatre artist, and over the last ten years I have focused on actors’ mental health. Through my research, I created the Offstage Equilibrium Program, which teaches actors skills for exiting emotion and character roles, and I am currently implementing this program at DePaul University’s Theatre School.

I look forward to meeting you and discovering how I can support you in your journey.

Education & Professional Memberships

Alison Vodnoy Wolf received her MA in Counseling Psychology and Dance/Movement Therapy at Columbia College Chicago. She has worked in private practice, inpatient, and residential treatment settings to support folks with PTSD and complex trauma, depression and anxiety, substance abuse, and personality disorders.

Alison trained at the following institutions:

Columbia College Chicago, Counseling Psychology and Dance/Movement Therapy
Goddard College, Interdisciplinary Arts
University of Cincinnati, Acting

Alison is a member of the following organizations:

American Dance Therapy Association (ADTA)
Kink and Poly Aware Therapists (KPACT)

Share this:

We’re Here to Help

At LifeWorks, we can provide a combination of support, understanding and therapy to help you. Call us at 847-568-1100 today to talk someone about your experience. Or, write to us: