TRAINING & ORIENTATION
Alicia is a graduate of Naropa University with extensive and in-depth training in Dance Movement Therapy, Body Psychotherapy, Holistic Pelvic Care (TM), somatic healing, trauma-informed care, 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 an orientation toward soul-work, relationship with the natural and unseen world, and properties of physics and alchemy (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 & feeling, psychological processes, imagery, and how they connect. Many systems use the tracking of the internal world & feeling with a study of movement. Alicia combines her background in mindfulness, body based practice, ancestral & lineage healing, dreamwork, emotional education, the brain & neuroscience, and a background in nutrition & health coaching. Alicia continually encourages clients to deepen their relationships with truth. Alicia provides a space where clients have support to integrate their entire being including their mental & thought center, heart & emotional center, physical & motor center, gut instinctual brain, and creative sexual center. Alicia holds neuroscience as an informant and believes that a healing relationship with a professional and self results in changing the pathways of the brain and body which ultimately lead to health and vibrancy.
Caring For The Center: Alicia’s approach with pelvic care is inspired by multiple personal inquiries, experiences and trainings over many years 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, uterine & abdominal massage, the organ energy system, and alchemy. Working with Alicia includes witnessing and mentorship around the possibility of a loving and respectful relationship to the body. Please read more about this service under the pelvic work tab or visit Alicia’s other website here.
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.