"I have learned now that while those who speak about one's miseries usually hurt, those who keep silence hurt more." - C. S. Lewis
Alicia Lakin has been counseling for over 20 years. She possesses an LPC-MHSP license. Alicia earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at the University of Tennessee. She then went on to earn her Master’s Degree, with a focus on Guidance and Counseling, at Lincoln Memorial University. Alicia has been trained in Trauma Focused – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Motivational Interviewing.
Alicia’s professional career has provided her with the opportunity to work with individuals in a variety of settings. She has provided treatment in residential care programs for children and adolescents, in the family home, community based mental health center, and substance abuse treatment outpatient services. In these settings, Alicia has been afforded the opportunity to treat all ages, dealing with a wide range of issues including trauma, substance abuse and recovery, and mood disorders such as anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Therapeutically, Alicia describes her approach as “person-centered”, strength-based, and collaborative. She believes in providing a safe space for individuals to be able to express themselves openly, as well as explore any changes they desire to make in their lives. She believes in building a trusting relationship so that she and the individual can work together to help create change. Her style is reality based, and she views herself having many roles as a therapist including that of a support, teacher, advocate, facilitator, and listener in the treatment relationship.