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 licensed in the state of Colorado (LPC) 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 work, Health & Nutrition Coaching, Gestalt, Clinical Supervision & Mentoring, Yoga, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Authentic Movement, and expressive arts therapies.
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, family systems, 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.
Holistic Pelvic Care: Holistic Pelvic Care (TM) is a model developed by Tami Lynn Kent. HPC addresses physical and energetic imbalances that block / limit pelvic energy and core vitality. With HPC, Alicia teaches clients how to acknowledge & release stored experiences and energies and consciously cultivate the energy of the root as a guide and source for daily living. HPC offers tools for self-care and cultivation of the root and energy system, as well as provides a resource for clients on their path (healing lineage, repairing fractures and trauma, assist in the creation of new forms). HPC resolves the energy response to pelvic trauma and provides a model of respect for the body and following the wisdom of the body. HPC is based in a model of preventative care and incorporates holistic practices and perspective. This model perceives wounds or pelvic imbalance as a guide from the body and potential for transformation.
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