Clinician, NWDC Owner
Intake Coordinator, Tutor, Trainer
Tutor (Horizon Christian School)
From the time I was a child, I had always been drawn to helping others. Even before I graduated I knew what I would claim as my college major. Social work and psychology quickly became a passion for me as I tested the waters, interning in a variety of settings including the in-patient social work department for a major hospital, making regular visits to both ER and regular floor patients.
For my master’s degree, I interned at Portland’s Grotto Counseling Center. My time there included individual, couple, and group therapy, which helped me gain a great deal of experience with a variety of diagnoses. I also became very intrigued and passionate in personality inventories, behavioral and academic assessments, learning how effective they can be for treatment.
For the past 25 years I have had the privilege of working with youth of all ages in various dynamics and settings. It is a pure joy for me to watch them grow and mature and most importantly, I love being part of their journey. Since 2004, I have been working closely with both kids and adults with ADHD, Dyslexia and other learning disabilities. I love my work!
I specialize in assessment and counseling for those with learning disabilities, ADHD and other challenges that are associated with these diagnoses.
Alison Craker, M.A., Licensed Professional Counselor
(Owner of NWDC)
Memberships: Lifetime Member of the International Dyslexia Association, Learning Disabilities Association of America