Hi I'm Alicia, I'm a counselor who is passionate about helping young people! I believe we all want to be heard and validated.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker in San Jose, CA
You are up worried about your teen. Sometimes it feels like neither of you are sleeping. You are are up worried, and they are just up. You know that something isn’t right with them but you can’t quite put your finger on it. You feel disrespected and resisted whenever you try to offer guidance. You are concerned about their grades and lack of motivation for the future. You are questioning their relationship choices, friend groups. You wonder if they are depressed or anxious or using drugs
There is no manual for parenting nor do we get a “review” for our job as parents. Parents are faced with the challenge to guide their youth toward maturity, often with areas of resistance. Living under the same roof can be a challenge and sometimes we tend to push each other's buttons instead of encouraging and lifting each other up. Sometimes we forget our values and that we're on the same team. Come meet with me and learn how to improve communication among family members.
Stuck in the past, or anxious about the future, struggling to live in the present moment? Maybe when you think of your childhood it’s not all butterflies and roses, its deep emotional wounds that haven’t fully healed and pop up when you are least expecting it. It makes relationships a struggle, and feel like you’re messed up. You’ve thought about counseling but that’s for people who have “real problems”. What if you just tried it and it did make the difference you’ve been hoping for?
I am certified in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), one of the evidenced based models to treat trauma. Clients have reported this modality to be helpful and report a decrease in responses to triggers after completing treatment with me.