Hello! My name is Alicia and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who has been in the helping profession for over 13 years. I received my Master of Arts in Counseling from West Texas A&M University in 2007. I also acquired my license in Chemical Dependency in 2008 and have specialized in several areas that includes anxiety, depression, self-worth, behavioral problems, relationship conflict, communication, trauma, addiction, and other underlying issues that get in the way of living a fully satisfying life. From a young age, I have had a unique way of connecting with people that allowed them to feel comfortable, at ease, accepted and not judged. Intuitive thinking has always been one of my core strengths. I’m able to hear what a person is really saying even if he or she lacks the words to articulate their hopes or fears.
I strongly believe that each person has a unique collection of strengths and resources within themselves. My goal as a therapist is not to solve someone’s problems or give a quick fix but to build a connection and a relationship built on trust, where vulnerability can occur and the learning process can begin. Being understood, being heard and validation of our feelings and emotions is something that we all strive for.
The methods I may use with you include psychodynamic (to understand the unconscious forces that underlie your thoughts and behaviors which come from early childhood), mindfulness (awareness of paying attention, on purpose and in the present moment, without judgment), dialectical behavioral therapy (living in the moment, while accepting the contradiction between self-acceptance and change), and cognitive behavioral therapy (which counteracts the negative thinking of depression, identifies the problem and brainstorm solutions, etc.). I have also been trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and TF-CBT (Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) to assist client in working through trauma and relieving symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress.
Know that I bring unique understanding of certain issues, coupled with excellent training and experience, to provide a non-shaming, non-judgmental, very affirming and safe place for clients to express themselves, gain a better understanding of the patterns in their lives, and work towards their goals. I look forward to meeting you and working with you!
- Family conflicts
- Anger management
- Coping with life changes
Stress, Anxiety , Relationship issues , Trauma and abuse , Self esteem , Depression , Abandonment , Blended Family Issues , Codependency , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Dissociation , Divorce and Separation , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Fatherhood Issues , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Hospice and End of Life Counseling , Impulsivity , Isolation/Loneliness , Life Purpose , Mood Disorders , Narcissism , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Harm , Self-Love , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Motivational Interviewing, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LPC #64030 (Expires: 2020-10-31)
Alicia has been a great source of comfort for me during difficult and lonely times. She has made me feel very comfortable to open up to her.