Hello! My name is Alicia and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who has been in the helping profession for over 14 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!
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Parenting issues, 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
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Motivational Interviewing, Trauma-Focused Therapy
TX LPC 64030
Alicia and I worked together to find a solution for myself when I was feeling at a real low point due to social pressures and past trauma. I’m glad she had taken the time listen to me and gave some profound insights. I’m feeling much better!
Written on Jan 09, 2023 after therapy with Alicia for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
She is a great listener and has some great feedback
Written on Nov 02, 2022 after therapy with Alicia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
She has been a great help over this past year and half. She walked me through my past traumas and helped me better my relationships and get to a point of confidence. Thanks for everything! ❤
Written on Apr 22, 2022 after therapy with Alicia for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd
Great therapist! Gave insightful and meaningful feedback. Highly recommend.
Written on Mar 24, 2022 after therapy with Alicia for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd
Alicia has been very helpful in my healing journey. She offers a safe space for me to speak my mind and work through things on my own. She acts as a gentle guide to help me become the person I want to be.
Written on Mar 20, 2022 after therapy with Alicia for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and adhd
Alicia not only has the education, but has relatable experience, or realistic views, to offer an overall effective session. Female to female, I feel she really understands me and can give me credible advice that helps me through the week.
Written on Aug 27, 2021 after therapy with Alicia for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, parenting issues, and self esteem