BA in Psychology and Music - University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
MSW in Social Work - Loyola University-Chicago
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Adoption Competent Mental Health Professional
Alicia is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in healing and recovery for children and adolescents affected by trauma as well as servicing populations impacted by adoption. Alicia has completed training and certification in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy through the Allegheny Health Network and the Rowan University CARES Institute and is a nationally registered Adoption Competent Mental Health Professional certified by the Center for Adoption Support and Education (C.A.S.E.). She also holds advanced training in Motivational Interviewing. Alicia has experience treating depression, anxiety, mood issues, and family systems.
“I meet people where they are at and ask that they hold the reins in treatment – I am here to guide, focus, strengthen clarity and perspective as well as challenge individuals and family systems. I strongly believe that children can only be effectively treated within the family system – wanting to involve parents/caregivers in treatment to allow kids to find their best selves.”
“Each day I look to find balance and health in my life to remain grounded and well. By doing this, I find myself biking, running, walking, cooking clean dishes, caring for my family, and finding ways to laugh. The profession of Behavioral Health demands that we be at our best as our patients deserve nothing less.”
Focusing on Suicide Prevention for Our Youth | September 25, 2020
Working as a team, an Integrated Behavioral Health Provider (IBHP) and your Primary Care Provider (PCP) consider the physical, behavioral, social and emotional aspects of your health and help you determine a course of action that will work best for you.
Fort HealthCare’s IBHPs are licensed mental health professionals that understand the connection between the mind, body and spirit, as well as the impact of these areas on a person’s health. They can help you and your PCP develop treatment plans for smoking cessation, unhealthy eating, physical inactivity, alcohol use, or other necessary lifestyle changes. The IBHP can also help you to develop skills to effectively manage social, emotional or behavioral difficulties.
This program will provide more immediate, solution-focused strategies to address behavioral health needs, offer continued access to psychiatric services and improved communication and coordination of care between primary care clinicians, mental healthcare providers and agencies. Most important, we believe this program offers improved overall health for our patients by delivering preventive and acute behavioral health care in the most effective manner.
If it is determined that you would benefit from longer term behavioral health treatment, Fort HealthCare’s Center for Behavioral Health Department has a team of licensed mental health professionals. The Center for Behavioral Health Department treats all ages and most presenting needs. Our therapists are equipped with a toolbox of evidence-based practices to help ensure you receive care that supports recovery outcomes.
Our board certified psychiatrist provides assessment, evaluation and treatment for individuals with a variety of mental health needs. Psychiatrists are medical physicians who specialize in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mental illnesses including substance abuse and addiction. They are uniquely qualified to assess both the mental and physical aspects of psychological conditions. Because they are medical doctors they may also determine if there is a need for medication to restore imbalances in body chemistry that often contribute to your mental health and well-being.
Created by the Dodge Jefferson Healthier Community Partnership and the City of Watertown Department of Public Health
Created by the Jefferson County Drug Free Coalition
500 McMillen Street
Fort Atkinson WI, 53538