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I’m Alia Stewart-Silver, LCSW

Soul Rooted Therapist & Facilitator

Holistic Guidance Along Your Unfolding Path

 

Credentials

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
  • Nature-Based Soul Guide
  • Restorative Justice Group Facilitator
  • Reiki Level-Two Healing Practitioner

Soul Rooted Online Counseling

Join me as I weave together the diverse threads of my training background and lived experience to serve as a guide and ally along your path to truer expression, deeper meaning, and fuller alignment. Drawing upon my training as a licensed therapist, nature-based soul guide, community facilitator, and novice energy healer, I’m offering you the time and space to feel seen, heard, valued, and deeply supported wherever you are along your healing path. These counseling sessions are held online on a sliding pay scale to increase ease and access for those who need the support in these times of change. I’m so glad you found me!

Interested in a free discovery call?

What Is Soul Rooted Counseling?

Are You Hearing the Call?

We Live in Unprecedented Times.

Things within and without are changing quickly. Many of us may be feeling alone and uncertain about what lies ahead. I believe we’re in a moment of immense crisis but also one profound opportunity. Are you ready to answer the call?

I believe that each of us has a unique role to play in these times of change and reorientation toward what truly matters. I believe that when we come to know and heal ourselves deeply, we can then build a life rooted in deeper meaning, larger purpose, and boundless gratitude.

Are you ready to answer the call toward a more authentic and purposeful life?

Are you seeking an accountability partner to help you stay committed to your true path?

Is it time to heal past wounds and let go of old ways of being that no longer serve you?

Are you ready to build up your confidence and empower yourself to take on your own life?

Life Purpose Discovery

Do you yearn to lead a meaningful and purposeful life? Is your day-to-day life lacking the vibrancy that you know it could have? Is something calling you forward but you don’t know what it is or how to step toward it?

I believe that each of us has a purpose to live into that fulfills us personally while also supporting the well-being of our loved ones and the world at large. We are part of an interconnected web of life and so it makes sense that all beings would be happier and healthier when we are thriving individually. I draw upon narrative therapy, somatic practices, earth-based wisdom, and expressive arts to help you uncover and embody your true calling.

Intimacy and Partnership Support

Does your heart ache for deeper love and closer connection? Are you seeking or trying to build a partnership that truly nourishes you and supports your healing, rather than detracts or competes with it? Do you have a sense that more intimacy is not only possible, but is actively calling you forward?

Humans are deeply relational beings, called to deep and transformative love. I weave together my background in attachment theory, mindfulness practices, somatic awareness, restorative justice, and earth-based ritual to support you in cultivating relationships built upon the solid foundation of deep love, self-respect, and authentic interpersonal exchange.

Resiliency and Capacity-Building

Are you ready to feel more solid ground and peace within yourself? Are you trying to treat yourself with more self-love and unconditional acceptance? Are you working to heal past traumas and whole yourself from past wounds?

These efforts of personal healing and wholing are foundational to cultivating internal resilience and capacity. When we begin with healing ourselves, we are able to then offer more of ourselves to our loved ones and the world at large without it depleting our own emotional reserves. When we come from a place of internal resilience and capacity, we’re able to ride the waves of external change with less reactivity and resistance because we can always return to the solid ground we’ve built within.

Integration Therapy

Have you had a life-altering experience that you haven’t fully processed yet? Be it a trauma, the death of a loved one, a separation, a wilderness ceremony, a psychedelic journey, or a near-death experience, such potent experiences in life must be fully processed in order to harvest the full lessons, strengths, and ultimately gifts. 

I want to be a collaborative partner with you in processing and making meaning of these past experiences. By utilizing a trauma-informed therapeutic approach that combines integration tools from soul guiding and reauthoring practices from narrative therapy, I can help you reveal the deeper meanings found hidden in even your most traumatic stories and experiences of being human.

Soul Rooted Counseling

Soul Rooted Counseling (SRC) is an approach to healing that sees each of us as having a unique essence, or soul, that is like the seed of our true being striving to express itself through us like a flower in bloom. Just like an actual seed, our soul requires the conditions of our life to offer an environment of safety, warmth, light, and wholesome nutrients, in order to move from survival to blossoming. In our soulful blossoming, we fill a unique niche in the ecosystems of our families, communities, and the more-than-human world.

I strive to offer my loving presence and extensive healing background to the cultivation of the seed within you, by helping you build an internal and external landscape that supports the sprouting of the seed that lies dormant within you. To do this, I will support you to uncover your soul gifts, address past wounds that are keeping you trapped in old stories and patterns, identify the deepest values that root you to this earth, and allow your highest calling to illuminate your sacred path forward one step at a time.

Online counseling sessions for ease and convenience

I provide online counseling sessions so that you can say yes to working together, even in this moment of social distancing. This allows us to “meet” together from the comfort of your home or during a break in your workday. It is my hope that our healing work together can add immediate value to your life rather than cause additional complication or stress. Because I use HIPAA-compliant video-conferencing technology for our sessions, you can rest assured that your private information will remain safe and confidential.

Free 20 minute discovery call

I offer a free 20 minute discovery call to all new clients, in order to make sure that all questions have been answered and that we both feel good about entering into a healing partnership together. This initial discovery session offers us the chance to have our first contact with one another via secure video-conferencing or over the phone. I look forward to connecting with you in this way, without any expectation or obligation of continued therapeutic work together.

Online scheduling for easy bookings and cancellations

I understand that life can be busy and that things can change! That’s why it’s important to me to make scheduling our time together as simple and flexible as possible. My online calendar allows you to schedule an appointment with me at your convenience, as well as to cancel an existing appointment up to 48 hours beforehand. I hope that this platform provides ease and flexibility in your life!

Sliding scale rate to meet your financial needs

Because I’m not in alignment with our current economic model, which often contributes to hierarchy, competition, and exploitation of people and our planet, I offer a sliding scale rate for my counseling services in order to offer myself to a wider range of people who may not otherwise feel able to access this type of healing support.

My sliding scale rates can be found in my online calendar under each service. Please reach out to me directly if you are interested in working together but are not in a financial position to fit within the sliding scale range that I offer.

HIPAA-compliant technology use

We live in a time when our private information is not always kept private, and so I want to be clear with you that I will only use HIPAA-compliant video-conferencing and data storage technologies when conducting or documenting our therapeutic work together. This is especially important to me because in order to do truly healing work together, we must trust that we are safe and that our most sensitive information won’t be used in a way that we didn’t intend or consent to.

To be extra mindful, I also use an encrypted email address (soulrooted@protonmail.com) and encrypted phone number (434-218-0731) to make sure that I’m doing everything in my power to respect and maintain the privacy of your personal information. 

Professionally licensed in three states

I hold an active therapy license in good standing across three states (California, Colorado, and Virginia), which allows me to work with a wide range of individuals across the country. I’m licensed as a LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker), which permits me to offer psychological services and hold a private therapy practice. This means that I’m qualified to offer therapeutic services to all residents of California, Colorado, and Virginia.

I obtained my MSW (Master’s of Social Work) from UC Berkeley in 2014 and then worked for three years in community-based settings to accrue all the necessary clinical and supervisory hours. In 2017, I passed California’s two state licensing exams, and over the past two years I have successfully transferred my license to Virginia and Colorado in order to expand my practice to a wider range of individuals.

My Story...

I was born in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, where I spent my earliest years getting lost in the woods with my three brothers and sister. I experienced a deep sense of wild belonging, both from the wild land I called home and the wild family who loved me deeply and instilled core values of who I am today. My reality was shattered when we moved to the city when I was six years old and I started going to school and interacting with society, which exposed me for the first time to the pain and disconnection, stress and competition so common in our mainstream society and world. From these early childhood experiences of entering society as an outsider, I became aware of what it can be like to be an outsider and to feel the pain of a world out of balance. These experiences led me to work toward justice from a very young age, trying to bring more safety and belonging to my middle school and then high school. My commitment to social justice deepened in college and graduate school when I studied the systems in place that perpetuate injustice as well as models of holistic community resilience and well-being.

After graduate school, I worked for several years providing individual, group, and family therapy to some of California’s most vulnerable communities and became licensed as a therapist in 2017. During this time, I also became trained as a Restorative Justice Circle-Keeper and began exploring earth-based healing practices. In 2018, I left my career in CA to begin my own grassroots healing justice project, S.E.E.D.S., whose primary mission is to support collective evolution toward a life-sustaining world. Over the last two years, I have become trained as a Nature-Based Soul Guide, developed a healing touch modality called Intuitive Regenesis that supports the body’s own intuitive capacity to move toward healing, and deepened my practice as a cultural facilitator in various community settings across the country. I feel blessed to be exactly where I am along my unfolding path, humbly weaving together the diverse threads of my training background and lived experience into what I pray will be a sacred offering for my people. My people are all those who feel a seed of possibility sprouting in their hearts and minds, calling them forward along their unfolding paths toward a life and world far more beautiful than we can fully imagine.

Testimonials

“I have been waiting for this. Working with Alia was an answer to my prayers.”

“I am so grateful to have discovered a modality that is congruent with my ongoing empowerment, regeneration and grounded lived experience

“I feel like an entirely changed person.”

My Approach to Healing

Holistic Approach to Wellness

I will support your healing journey from a whole-person perspective that acknowledges the mind-body connection. I will help you reflect upon both internal and external causes for your suffering and empowerment, helping you identify and take steps in your life that create more internal peace, well-being, and a values-aligned life.

Strengths-based Empowerment

I will act as a mirror that can help you see and know yourself more fully, including the unique gifts and unacknowledged strengths that you may often overlook in yourself. I will celebrate your efforts and help you map out steps in your life that can lead to building more and more confidence, ease, and empowerment.

Trauma-informed Care

I will always use a trauma-informed lens to support healing & wholing. If not held within a strong and loving container, the very act of processing past trauma can itself cause harm. Because of this, I will use a gentle and attuned approach to assist you in exploring past wounds so that integration and healing are possible.

Tell Your Story. Whole Yourself. Uncover Your Gifts. Take a Risk for Healing!

I believe that holistic counseling can support profound healing by offering the time and space to engage in the essential tasks of untangling unhealthy patterns of limiting beliefs and harmful actions, orienting toward one’s internal compass of core values and wisdom, identifying the next steps of bringing vision into form, cultivating deep self-love and radical self-acceptance, and having the bravery to shine light on the internal shadows that are ready to be integrated into a more healed and whole sense of self.

As a healing practitioner, I believe in the power of partnering with you in this work, in order to collaboratively uncover your core gifts, honor your most tender wounds, build a life rooted in your soul values, and decide together how best to draw upon the wide-ranging tools and practices that I am equipped with to respond to your soul’s call for deeper meaning and larger purpose. 

What Are You Waiting For?

Say Yes to What’s Calling.

Walk The Soul Rooted Path

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