With over 12 years of counseling experience, Alicia began her counseling career as the pediatric intensive care social worker at the Children’s Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. Additionally, Alicia worked at the Family Service League in Montclair providing mental health counseling to individuals across the life span but specializing in adolescents. She also served as a school social worker in Maplewood Middle School where she provided individual counseling to students, co-facilitated social skills groups, collaborated with multi-disciplinary team of faculty, administrators and guided staff on Individualized Education Plans (IEP). She is credited with developing an anti-bullying research initiative at the school which resulted in the school’s anti-bullying program. In 2008, Alicia founded her private practice in Red Bank, providing counseling to individuals, couples and families and specializing in the treatment of adolescents.
Alicia earned a B.S. from Fairfield University and an M.S. in social work from Columbia University in 2005 specializing in advanced clinical practice in family, youth and children’s services. An active member within her community, she has volunteered for the Junior League of Monmouth County for numerous years. Alicia lives in Atlantic Highlands, is married with three daughters, and enjoys traveling, cooking, running, and competing in CrossFit competitions and triathlons.
“The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, nor to worry about the future, but to live the present moment wisely.” ~ Buddha