• Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 330 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215
  • 617-667-4074

Clinical Social Worker

Educational History:
BA, Sociology, Boston College
Master’s degree in Social Work & Master’s degree in Education, Boston College

Clinical Interests/Program Development:
Ms. Troy has a particular interest in the association between trauma and the impact this has on neurological illness, particularly, multiple sclerosis and epilepsy. She has a strong research interest in the use of yoga as a tool for treating depression, and has recently completed an introductory training with plans to continue this.

For those on the autism spectrum who have experienced a loss, the isolation in conjunction with a thin support system complicates the grieving process. While many have expressed an interest in attending a support group, it has been challenging to locate a support group that meets their needs. It is my hope to be able to develop this within the hospital.

Brief Narrative:
Ms. Allison Troy joined the Center for Cognitive Neurology in 2001 as a Post-Master’s fellow in Gerontology with a focus on dementia and late-life adjustment issues. During the course of her fellowship and clinical work with LGBT elders, she was struck by the unique challenges faced by this population. She subsequently became involved with the LGBT Aging Project and worked in a collaborative capacity with the Kit Clark Adult Day Health Program to expand outreach efforts to LGBT elders. After completing the fellowship, her practice has expanded to include patients with multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, autism spectrum disorders, motor neuron disease, learning disorders and trauma. She incorporates a variety of treatment modalities into her work, including mind-body practice, cognitive behavioral therapy, insight-oriented frameworks and trauma informed therapy.

Personal Interests/Hobbies:
Biking, hiking and collecting sea glass