Ally Berttucci, MA, LPC

Staff Counselor

Contact Info
aberttucci@karishouse.org
314-266-6138


Education & Experience

Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs, James Madison University, 2010;
Masters of Arts in Counseling, Covenant Seminary, May 2014

Counseling Interests and Specialties

  • Depression
  • Children Issues
  • Grief
  • Anxiety
  • Victim of Abuse (Past)
  • Spiritual Confusion
  • Family Issues
  • Vocational Issues

I am passionate about working with families as they seek to heal together. I am specifically interested in creating a safe space for parents to draw connections between their own stories and their current relationships with their children.

In 2014, I had the tremendous privilege of becoming a Trust-Based Relational Intervention®(TBRI®) Educator with the Texas Christian University Institute of Child Development, headed by Dr. Karyn B. Purvis and Dr. David Cross. TBRI® has brought a gift of healing in my own story and I am honored to walk with families as they seek to nurture their foster, adoptive or biological children. In addition, I utilize Theraplay® (Foundational Level) with families and have been delighted by the opportunities it creates for families to laugh and play while they move toward deeply trusting relationships.

I am also interested in walking with adult women as they seek healing and wholeness for: family of origin concerns, adult attachment, anxiety, depression, difficulties negotiating their needs in relationships, and spiritual questions.

What You Should Know About Me

I enjoy yoga, running, reading, watching The West Wing, eating pesto on anything and everything, baking fresh bread.

I believe that we were made for safe and meaningful relationships and that we long to be welcomed in, enjoyed, and invited to exist in the presence of others. I come to counseling as a wounded healer and have been blessed by others who have walked with me into my story, holding my tears and my shame, and drawing me toward my dignity as an image bearer of a holy and loving God.

Family

My husband and I married in 2013 and he continues to teach me so much about grace and forgiveness. Each day he invites me deeper into the beauty of the Gospel - specifically the truth that I am more broken than I dare comprehend and more loved than I ever thought possible.

Why are you a part of Karis House?

I first began working at Karis House as a Lay Counselor for Karis Kids in 2012, and am still here, five years later! It's a privilege to work with a TEAM of faithful and humble counselors who have hearts to see our community transformed through healing relationships.