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Allison CarverWatch our video

Licensed Professional Counselor
Nationally Certified Counselor
Graduate of The University of Richmond Culinary Arts Certificate Program
Owner, A Taste of Therapy

Hello! My name is Allison and welcome to A Taste of Therapy’s website! I am excited to share my recipes with you and show you how to fix your problems in the kitchen.

I am looking forward to working with you!

 

Cooking a recipe with your partner… while asking big questions to fix what’s wrong.

 

How did I come up with this idea?

I’ve always loved to cook but more than that, cooking is my own personal outlet for dealing with life’s challenges. Time and time again I find myself taking my own problems to the kitchen and working it out through cooking. One day I began to incorporate these cooking techniques into my therapy practice with couples and families. It worked! I found that cooking my recipes and having clients ask specific questions to their partner while cooking helped my clients improve more than just sitting and talking. I knew right then and there this was a good idea.

How it’s worked for my clients

Cooking is a relaxing and helps you to naturally unwind and let down your guard when you are feeling troubled. Also, I find that when your hands are busy cooking, you are more likely to discover and open up about what’s really troubling you. You are more honest. I find that everyone is more honest when cooking. Even the most skeptical clients found that they too not only had a good time, but learned something new about your relationship. The way I see it, you’ve got to eat anyway. Why not feed yourself AND come up with a practical solution to fix your problems at the same time.

Typical Relationship Problems I’ve fixed

Communication

Intimacy

Trust

Unspoken expectations

Financial issues

Dealing with in-laws

Lack of fun

Confidence

Blended families

And much much more- you name it, I’ve dealt with it