Life can be challenging for all of us and I believe it takes courage to be vulnerable. I understand opening up to a person can feel overwhelming. I strongly believe that if you don’t feel a connection with your therapist, it won’t be useful. I strive to build a supportive and collaborative relationship with my clients and provide an empathic, nonjudgmental, safe environment. I am truly honored when people trust me with their story and I believe that partnering allows us a space to heal and grow.
Many times life challenges can leave us feeling defeated, but I work towards helping client’s embrace and build on their strengths by offering space that allows for continued self-discovery and realization. We can work together to help you identify and set achievable goals through embracing your strengths and offering you tools.
I am currently practicing in the state of Minnesota, as a licensed clinical social worker. I have over 10 years of experience working with clients with diverse backgrounds. I use approaches which include, person-centered, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) narrative therapy, motivational interviewing, solution focused, trauma informed and mindfulness. But most importantly I ensure that I meet my clients where they are and that my clients feels valued. I tailor our sessions to meet your needs and goals.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Immigration Issues, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation/Loneliness, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
MN LICSW 22023
Alicia always takes the time to listen to me and is patient, kind, and understanding. She makes me feel validated in all my concerns and helps me work through my problems within my personal life.
Written on Jan 08, 2023 after therapy with Alicia for 10 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd
Alicia has been great! I'm so glad I took the step to start this journey with her.
Written on Jun 04, 2022 after therapy with Alicia for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and intimacy-related issues
In the short time and couple of sessions I’ve had with Alicia, I feel very comfortable with her. She listens when I speak and gives me advice when I ask. If I have an issue or a topic in mind while not in session, I can send her a message and she responds in a timely manner. Very helpful for my therapy and growth journey.
Written on Mar 16, 2022 after therapy with Alicia for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem