ALLEN.150210.148.ADr. Chris Allen is a psychologist and an executive and life coach. Her newest company is Insight Business Works  that focuses on coaching, consulting and leadership training with organizations and businesses.  She excels at improving communication on teams and between individuals – a key to getting things accomplished.

Dr. Allen also helps clients achieve goals and translate vision into action, both personally and professionally. She is an excellent listener who quickly grasps the larger and deeper issues that an individual or work team may be struggling with.  In her work, Chris helps clients identify their needs, discover and use strengths, and acknowledge and correct any areas of weakness in order to become more effective at work and in their personal life.

Clients often discover unrecognized abilities as well as their core values and are able to align these in meaningful ways at home and at work.  Chris assists individuals and companies in achieving goals through increased self-awareness, identifying blocks, building skills, and especially by improving ability to communicate effectively with others.

Previously, Chris  practiced psychotherapy for over 20 years. She is an Adjunct Faculty member in the Psychology Department at Syracuse University and an Adjunct Faculty member in the Department of Psychiatry at Upstate Medical University.  Chris is former Director of both the Women’s Program and the Psychological Trauma Program at  a private psychiatric hospital in Syracuse, New York.  She is Past-President of the Central New York Psychological Association and served on the governing Council of the New York Psychological Association (NYSPA) from 2008 to 2013.  She was elected by the NYSPA Council to the Executive Committee of NYSPA as a Member-At-Large from 2009 to 2010.  She was awarded Psychologist of the Year in 2008  and 2011 by the Central New York Psychological Association.  Chris is a Board Certified Coach, a member of the International Coach Federation and a Certified Life Coach at the Institute of Life Coach Training.  Chris earned her Ph.D. in psychology at the Pennsylvania State University and has been licensed as a psychologist since 1989.

She resides in Upstate New York with her husband of 27 years and their two children, ages 21 and 19 and three cats.  She enjoys spending time with family and friends, gardening, doing yoga, cooking, and reading when not working. Chris can be reached via email at or at .

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