Supporting families from the inside out
Coach Allison H. Marean, M.Ed., BCCS
Allison Marean is a passionate individual with over fifteen years of experience, dedicated to working with individuals from all walks of life and a variety of personal struggles. Her creative, engaging and natural approach to working with clients makes her a sought after Social Cognitive Specialist.
After earning a bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences from the University of Connecticut, Allison headed to Boston where she began her teaching career in the Boston Public School system. While teaching she continued on to earn her Master’s degree in Special Education from Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Working with children with a range of challenges in Boston Public, and then out west in Denver, Colorado, sparked further interest in the development of social cognitive learning. Allison once again decided to increase her skill base by earning an Autism Graduate Certificate from Regis University, which opened the door for working more closely with the Autism community and those who struggle socially.
Eager to learn more, Allison attended the Social Thinking® Clinical Training program at the Boston clinic in Sudbury, Massachusetts, and fell even harder for social learning. Together with Breann. they opened their labor of love, Successfully Social Colorado. A few years later, embracing life’s turn of events and back on the east coast, Allison continued following her dream and worked for Social Thinking® as a Social Cognitive Specialist at their Boston clinic for 3 years. Always marching to the beat of her own drum and wanting to positively impact her own community, Allison decided to once again, follow her heart and open Successfully Social New England!
Recently, Allison has continued to focus on supporting families from the inside out by becoming a Certified Laughter Yoga Leader. She enjoys offering Laughter Yoga sessions, free of charge, at local libraries. When she is not laughing with her own family, or clients, you’ll find her tending her garden while dreaming about the next vacation, running up route 31 or kickboxing.
Find Allison online!
Social Thinking Directory of Clinical Trainees
New England & Colorado
Successfully Social was born out of a desire to create a place where individuality is celebrated and people not only walk away with invaluable tools for navigating social situations but more importantly--increased self-confidence and a strong sense of self-worth.
Allison Marean & Breann Colpitts knew from the first time they met that they wanted to collaborate to create a positive change for people from all walks of life. From coworkers at a small, neighborhood public school in Westminster, Colorado to friends & first time mamas trying to figure out life with littles they jumped--heart first and proudly opened Successfully Social Colorado in 2014.
Beginning with in-home therapy and then welcoming clients into their own space in Denver, they are excited to have now branched out to the East Coast and introduce Successfully Social New England!
Although Allison & Breann now reside in different time zones, they continue to blaze a trail together by frequently collaborating to improve upon their respective communities by connecting people through laughter and enriching social experiences.