Alicia received her Bachelor of Science degree in Youth/Social Ministry from Crown College in 2012 and went on to graduate from Argosy University, Twin Cities with a Master of Arts degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. Prior to working with Lighthouse Counseling, Alicia interned at a private practice in downtown Minneapolis.
Through her internship, Alicia gained experience working with families involved in high-stress situations, such as those going through divorce and those involved with Child Protection. Alicia has also gained experience working with children, adolescents, and their families in an in-home setting. Many of these children and adolescents had mental health issues related to Autism, past trauma, and behavioral disorders. Alicia is passionate about working with children and their families, and she desires to help them build healthy and positive relationships with each other, as well as with those around them.
Additionally, Alicia is a certified PREPARE/ENRICH facilitator and believes that healthy parental and couple relationships are at the foundation for developing positive home-life experiences. Alicia takes a holistic approach, considering the many systems involved in clients’ lives, such as faith/spirituality, living environment, school environment, financial situation, etc.
For the past four years, Alicia has been a member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. Alicia tends to approach therapy through a Solution-Focused, Narrative, and Bowenian therapy lens.
Her areas of experience are:
- Parent-Child Relationships
- Self-Esteem Issues
- Emotional Management/Regulation
- Depression, Anxiety
- Couples Therapy
- Behavioral Issues in Children and Adolescents
- Grief and Loss
- Life Transitions
- Stress Management