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Growing up in a town outside of Erie, Pennsylvania, Dr. Alison Bomba had a lifelong dream of becoming a Psychologist and opening her own practice. She always loved working with children, it was her passion. She graduated from college, obtained her doctorate and started practicing in Howard county for about 9 years where she specialized in Child Psychology. Her specialization includes child and adolescent grief and loss therapy as well as child and adolescent trauma and anxiety.
She then left her Howard County practice and opened her own practice in Frederick County. Dr. Bomba works with children, adolescents and young adults. While she does have her own practice, her passion continues outside of the workplace. You can find Dr. Bomba volunteering for children and mental health organizations in her spare time.
Dr. Bomba wants the listeners to know that mental health IS important. Her goal is to end the stigma of mental health, and continue to talk about it.
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Dr. Alison Bomba (formerly Dr. Alison Dunton) is a licensed psychologist who has been treating children, adolescents, and young adults in private practice since 2007. She received her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University in Washington, D.C. Dr. Bomba provides results-oriented, compassionate care and uses ethical, evidence-based practices to effectively treat various psychiatric disorders. She works closely with schools, pediatricians, and other health professionals to provide comprehensive treatment and is also available to conduct classroom observations and attend school meetings as needed to assist parents in advocating for their children’s educational needs.
Having lived in Frederick County for many years, Dr. Bomba strives to identify the ever-changing needs of the community. Therefore, in addition to providing direct therapeutic services, she frequently provides informational talks to community groups, parent groups, schools, and religious organizations. Dr. Bomba has been interviewed as a professional consultant for several articles in local magazines such as Frederick’s Child, Baltimore’s Child, Chesapeake Family Magazine, and Maryland Family Magazine. Additionally, she has authored both an in-print and online article in Be Well’s Frederick and Howard county magazines on the impact of the 9/11 terror attacks on children. She also contributed two book chapters in highly esteemed psychologist and author, Dr. Robert Neimeyer’s books, Techniques of Grief Therapy: Creative Practices for Counseling the Bereaved and Techniques of Grief Therapy: Assessment and Intervention. Dr. Bomba was the guest on psychiatric nurse, Bonnie Compton’s, internet radio show, Wholehearted Parenting, where she discussed the needs of grieving children. She was also a guest on two 30-minute television segments for the University of DC’s television program, A Better You, hosted by psychologist, Jennifer Baumgartner, Psy.D. Program topics included teens and technology and pressures for high achievement. Lastly, Dr. Bomba has worked closely with psychologist and Fellow in Thanatology, Shep Jeffreys, Ed.D., F.T., to further enhance her knowledge and skills related to working with grieving children and families. Dr. Bomba co-presented several workshops with Dr. Jeffreys, providing education about grief and loss therapy to other mental health professionals.
Dr. Bomba is an active member of the Mental Health Association (MHA) of Frederick County, the Frederick County Interagency Early Childhood Committee (IECC), the Maryland Psychological Association (MPA), and the American Psychological Association (APA).
In September 2013, Dr. Bomba was a recipient of The Daily Record’s Leading Women Award. This award recognizes Maryland women age 40 or younger for the tremendous accomplishments they have made thus far in their careers. Women are judged on professional experience, community involvement, and a commitment to inspiring change.
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