Alison Bourdeau

Alison Bourdeau

Professional Background

Dr. Alison Bourdeau serves as an assistant professor at St. Bonaventure University, with specialized experience and research related to individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and comorbid mental health conditions. Dr. Bourdeau was a special educator in Florida for more than 10 years, in settings ranging from early intervention to high school. She holds master’s degrees in both Special Education and Marriage & Family Therapy and values the interdisciplinary perspective this training provides. 

Alison has a private practice in Jupiter, FL, specializing in working with children and families to address developmental, behavioral, and school challenges, as well as providing specific support to individuals with disabilities. She believes strongly in decreasing the stigma of mental health issues, and has served as Vice President of the Board of Directors for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) in Palm Beach County, FL, for the last three years. 

Academic Credentials

  • Ph.D., Counseling, Florida Atlantic University, 2019
  • M.S.Ed., Counseling, Marriage & Family Therapy, University of Miami, 2010
  • M.S.Ed., Education, Exceptional Student Education/Pre-Kindergarten Disabilities/English for Speakers of Other Languages, University of Miami, 2005
  • B.S.Ed, Elementary Education K-6 & Psychology, University of Miami, 2002