Taking the first step…
It can be difficult to look deeply into your heart and soul and address your traumas. It is so much easier with a kind and seasoned guide. I offer that place in my heart and soul and leave the decision to you, to meet me there or not.
My education was in Transpersonal Psychology, a holistic school of psychotherapy taking into account such things as spirituality, body, mind, and emotion. This informs how I sit with a client. I am attuned to how you are sitting, breathing, and making eye contact. This school also embraces many things in addition to the talk therapy most people are familiar with. For example, I was trained in the Enneagram and Sand Play.
What does a session with me look like? We meet in person and my Humanistic approach requires me to be fully present with you–no note taking during a session! You are a client, not a patient, and you call me Alice because we are two humans connecting. I have done my own therapy with a licensed therapist, so I have first-hand knowledge of what it feels like to be vulnerable in this way and to embark on making changes in my own life.
Ultimately I take the lead from you–What are your goals? What are we working towards? By working together we can help relieve your anxiety, depression, and overwhelm, and bring more serenity into your life. We will build your sense of self worth using the Fight Your Bully techniques I have developed through years of clinical practice. We will also improve your communication to be kind, direct, and honest with yourself and others.
A focus on building joy
Engagement with the Divine
Tame Your Inner Bully,
Heal Your Inner Child
Inner Child Work
This is where we really focus on healing your childhood traumas. It involves face to face sessions which can include guided meditations and visualizations, art therapy, journaling, reading, and dancing.
This involves meeting, discussing goals, and developing a plan of action for your health and healing!
This is a wonderful tool for relaxation which is sometimes part of my regular clinical sessions.
Trainings and Workshops
I have developed workshops adapting various aspects of my clinical practice to group settings and would be happy to discuss what I can provide if you are interested in learning more.
“I am changing the world by loving myself, by enjoying life, by making a personal world dream of heaven. I change myself, and just like magic, other people start to change.”
– Miguel Angel Ruiz
“I am the Beloved of the Beloved.”
– Alice Lavelle
“When I dare to be powerful—to use my strength in the service of my vision—then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.”
– Audre Lorde
“I am not this hair, I am not this skin. I am the soul that lives within.”
"The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself."
– Anna Quindlen
"Knowing how to be solitary is central to the art of loving. When we can be alone, we can be with others without using them as a means of escape."
– bell hooks
"If your compassion does not include yourself it is incomplete."
– Jack Kornfield
"I get better every single day!"
– Snoop Dogg
"I've got my hair, got my head, got my brains, got my ears, got my eyes, got my nose, got my mouth, I got my smile!"
– Nina Simone
"We are all startdust."
– Carl Sagan
"Love should be a tree whose roots are deep in the earth, but whose branches extend into heaven."
– Bertrand Russell
"I am grateful for every experience I have ever had as it has shaped me into the person I am today, and that is exactly who I am supposed to be right this very moment."
– Louise Hay
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