About Alisha Teague
Welcome to Out Of The Box CounseIing! My name is Alisha but most people call me Ally. I am the Founder, CEO, and Clinical Director of Out Of The Box Counseling.
A little about me—I received my master’s degree in counseling from Webster University however I am a Florida Native and bleed garnet and gold! GO NOLES! I come from a large military family and enjoy listening to music, spending time with family and friends, working out, and just enjoying the small things in life.
I have lived in Jacksonville, Florida, or as the natives say “DUUUUUUVAL” all my life which also means I am a diehard Jaguars fan despite our less than stellar record. Throughout my 15+ year career, I have worked as a 1:1 aide for children with autism, children’s case management, substance abuse specialist for adults and adolescents at an outpatient treatment center, substance abuse counselor at a methadone clinic, an emergency evaluator for individuals in psychiatric crisis who may need inpatient treatment, a primary therapist at local substance abuse and mental health rehab, and contract work at a group private practice.
Due to a series of significant events in my life during the summer of 2020, I made the decision to step out of my comfort zone and opened Out Of The Box Counseling, LLC in Juneteenth 2020. The pandemic helped me recognize the need to provide support regardless of where we are and from personal experience through my own therapeutic process I was able to recognize the multiple benefits of online therapy. Shortly after opening Out Of The Box Counseling, I received the 2021 Achievement in Psychology from my alma mater University of North Florida Black Alumni Association.