Licensed Therapist & Soul Guide
Holistic Guidance Along Your Unfolding Path
About My Practice
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 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, light, warmth, and 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 that is ours alone to fill.
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 and rooting of the unique 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 give you a sense of solid ground, and invite your inner guidance to illuminate your sacred path forward one step at a time.
Online counseling sessions for ease & convenience
I provide online counseling sessions so that you can say yes to working together without the logistical stress or scheduling constraints that come from meeting together in person. This means that we are able 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 difficulty. Because we meet together via Zoom, a HIPAA-compliant video-conferencing technology, you can rest assured that your private information will remain safe and confidential.
Free no-commitment 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 is offered via Zoom or over the phone as a way to make first contact with one another as real people. I look forward to connecting with you in this way, without any expectation or obligation of continued therapeutic work together.
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 nation. I’m licensed as a LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker), which permits me to offer psychological services and run a private practice such as this one.
I obtained my MSW (Master’s of Social Work) from UC Berkeley in 2014 and then worked for three years in community-based nonprofit settings to accrue all the necessary clinical and supervisory hours to be eligible for licensure. In 2017, I passed California’s two state licensing exams, and over the past two years I have successfully transferred my therapeutic license to Virginia and Colorado in order to expand my practice to a wider range of individuals across the country.
Accepts Insurance from over 15 companies
Oxford Health Plans
UHC Student Resources
United Healthcare Shared Services
Allied Benefit Systems – Aetna
Surest (Formerly Bind)
Health Plans Inc.
Christian Brothers Services – Aetna
Trustmark Health Benefits – Aetna
Trustmark Small Business Benefits – Aetna
Health Scope – Aetna
Online scheduling for easy bookings and cancelations
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, flexible, and self-directed as possible. All clients are given access to my online calendar, which allows you to confidentially schedule an appointment with me based on the frequency of your choice, as well as to cancel an existing appointment up to 48 hours beforehand without any cancelation fee. I hope that this platform provides ease, flexibility, and self-directed healing in your life and schedule!
Sliding scale and reduced counseling package rates to meet financial needs
In an effort to value inclusivity and offer healing support to those in need, I offer a sliding scale range for my services to reach a wider spectrum of people. I also offer counseling packages of 4, 6, or 8 sessions, which can be purchased at a reduced hourly rate in order to incentive investment in our therapeutic work together. These rates will be provided to potential clients following an initial Discovery Call together or inquiries can be made at firstname.lastname@example.org.
HIPAA-compliant technology use
We live in a time when our private information is not always kept private, and so I want you to know 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 (email@example.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.
Individual and couples counseling
In addition to being trained to provide 1:1 Individual Counseling, I am also equipped to provide holistic Counseling Support for partnerships who are in need of additional guidance and support. Drawing upon my diverse training in psychotherapy, nonviolent communication, and restorative justice harm repair, I support the cultivation and practice of more authentic and mindful communication within the partnership.
Serving as a neutral third party witness, I support both members of the partnership to feel heard and validated in their experience. From this place of open-hearted listening, I amplify efforts to identify and move toward strategies and goals within the partnership for increased clarity and mutual understanding.
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 this early childhood experience 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 individual and community healing and resilience.
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 three years, I have become trained as a Nature-Based Soul Guide, developed a healing touch modality called Intuitive Regenesis that supports the body’s intuitive capacity for 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 a sacred set of offerings 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.
“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.”