Our History – How We Came To Be
Alcorn and Allison Clinical Associates is a short-term name for a long-term collaboration between two friends and colleagues. Chad Alcorn and Seth Allison met in 2002 over coffee in downtown Wheaton. The conversation quickly turned from the practice of psychology to shared interests in music, sports, faith, and clinical theory. By the end of the dialogue that day, Chad and Seth had begun exploring the idea of starting a practice that would integrate their common values and interests.
The following year, both participated in a post graduate certificate program at the Center for Religion and Psychotherapy in Chicago—a program tailored towards the integration of psychodynamic psychology with religion. Through their respective work at the Central DuPage Pastoral Counseling Center and Arbor Clinical Associates, Chad and Seth examined the integration of dynamic theory and family systems modalities. A mutual vision continued to emerge while ideas were shared in between blues sets and basketball games. After several years of ongoing debate and dialogue, they agreed that with a deepening sense of connection to the community, a tested level of clinical competency, and the support of family, friends and colleagues, it was time to move forward. The only problem was a name…
Naming a psychological practice is no easy task. Each attempt at encapsulating an identity ended up sounding cliché, or like the name of a blues band. Not to be deterred, a temporary, and significantly less creative name was embraced, and Alcorn & Allison Clinical Associates LLC opened its doors in October of 2006.