TRAINING & ORIENTATION
Alicia is a graduate of Naropa University with training in Dance Movement Therapy, Body Psychotherapy, Holistic Pelvic Care (TM), group facilitation, and more. Alicia is also a graduate of the Boulder Massage Therapy Institute. Alicia is licensed in the state of Colorado as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) and is registered as a dance movement therapist (R-DMT) with the American Dance Therapy Association. She holds additional certifications and training in Birthing (trained as a birth doula) & Attachment, PET-C (couples therapy), energy medicine, Health & Nutrition Coaching, Gestalt, Clinical Supervision & Mentoring, Yoga, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Authentic Movement, and expressive arts therapies. Alicia blends orientation toward soul-work, relationship with the natural and unseen world, and properties of physics and cosmology (the study and science of the cosmos and universe) into her work with clients.
Dance Movement Therapy & Body Psychotherapy: Rather than being focused on the physical appearance and visual aspect of dance and performance, Somatic Psychotherapy (Dance Therapy and Body Psychotherapy) surrounds expression, movement, internal sensations, psychological processes, imagery, and how they connect. Alicia combines her background in mindfulness, body based practice, ancestral & lineage healing, dreamwork, emotional education, the brain & psychology, and nutrition / exercise coaching. Alicia continually encourages clients to deepen their relationships with themselves in order to promote emotional, physical, & mental well being. Alicia holds neuroscience as an informant and believes that a healing relationship results in changing the pathways of the brain which ultimately lead to health and vibrancy.
Caring For The Center: Alicia’s approach with pelvic care is inspired by multiple personal inquiries and experiences including Holistic Pelvic Care (TM), the women at the Red School, trauma-informed care, physics & the science of energy, sacred sexuality, the Qi-gong & Chakra energy medicine systems, the organ energy system, and myofascial work. Working with me includes witnessing and mentorship around the possibility of a sacred relationship to these bodies that are cyclical. When there is the interest, there is a chance to reform the relationship to the menstrual cycle and find empowerment rather than burden.
Birthing: Alicia is a trained birth doula and provides a specific focus around processing birth. There are many crossovers between Somatic Psychotherapy, Embodiment, and the world of pregnancy, birth, & loss. Please see the Birth / Doula page to read more.
Board Leadership: Current President , Past Secretary, Rocky Mountain Chapter, American Dance Therapy Association, January 2015-present