ALICIA ORTIZ
Associate/Graduate Intern

Graduate Student at Amberton University

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     Life is full of uncertainties where we experience loss, pain, disappointment, and many ups and downs as we navigate our lives. In my life I’ve personally dealt with many ups and downs. My mother was diagnosed with breast cancer, my grandmother Alzheimer’s, and I’ve watched many families and friends struggle with anxiety, depression, job loss, unfulfillment, stress, and not to mention my own struggles with ADHD. My passion in therapy is to provide not only compassion and support but understand the issues you face through your eyes and work with you to create ways in which we can overcome the challenges in your life together. My personal philosophy as a therapist is no matter what you are going through in life, there is always a way to move forward and that nothing happens overnight but with support, a plan and action you can get through almost anything if you just believe.

My Therapeutic Approach

     I aim to establish a connection with my client that fosters authenticity and trust while providing a safe environment where they can be vulnerable, open and in a space that encourages change. Often in our situations we can feel “stuck”, but I am a person of action, therefor my approach is more solution focused. I work with clients to establish small attainable goals that can move them forward in their journey while also encouraging my clients to connect on a deeply compassionate level with all parts of themselves to move towards a more integrated, authentic, and completely whole self. Simply put, what matters to you, matters to me and I’ll offer a different perspective to guide you in finding your own solutions so that you cannot only work through current issues, but be better prepared to cope with future adversities as well.

CERTIFICATIONS
  • Certified Dementia Practitioner #252584

        National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners

EDUCATION
  • BA in Criminology & Criminal Justice     
    University of Texas, Arlington , TX