Therapy is an exploration and identification of feelings, thoughts and behaviors. It acknowledges past relationships, events, and experiences while confronting the present and exploring the future. Therapy is a journey about self, you as the pilot have the power to navigate it. A process that helps express people's needs through words, helping to identify and discuss concerns and life changes.
My practice is open to adolescents and adults who may have psychological discomfort due to a medical condition, mood disorders, adjustment issues, life transitions, trauma/crisis, divorce, woman and men issues, grief and loss, family conflict, parenting, couples, caregivers of the elderly and terminally ill. Psychological testing is also available.
I believe that therapy is a tool utilized by people who notice that they are dissatisfied with their life. Change is not always easy and sometimes people need others to help them through it. Therapy is a journey with a beginning and an end.
Alicia holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Michigan , and received her Master of Arts, with honors, in counseling from Oakland University. Alicia received her specialist degree and Doctorate in Humanistic & Clinical Psychology from the Michigan School of Professional Psychology.
Alicia completed her doctoral internship at Samaritan Counseling Center. She worked with an array of mental health issues, specifically sexual trauma and PTSD. She did her Master's level internship at Oxford-Addison Youth Assistance, where she worked with families and youths of all ages, and was a part of the day-to-day operations. Her caseload included an array of life challenges. Prior to her internship, Alicia worked with emotionally impaired children, children who were abused and neglected, as well as teenagers who were pregnant at The Saint Vincent Sarah Fisher Center Residential Facility. Here, Alicia served as a youth specialist and was part of the treatment planning and its implementation as well as a part of the day-to-day operations.