Alicia House (she/her), RP
Hello! Thank you so much for taking the time to read my bio. My name is Alicia, and I am a Registered Psychotherapist and a Certified Music Therapist. My life story and journey with my mental health led me to this beautiful career; I am a wounded healer and wear that badge proudly. In my work as a therapist, I am deeply honoured by the opportunity to partner with individuals as they experience healing and transformation in their lives. In the therapy space, whether virtual or in-person, I aim to cultivate an environment that is safe and non-judgemental. I acknowledge that we are two real human beings coming together, developing a therapeutic relationship, and that - ultimately - you are the expert on your life.
Areas of Focus
Trauma, PTSD, and C-PTSD
Co-occurring diagnoses (i.e., having more than one diagnosis/presenting concern).
I am rooted in a holistic, relational, and trauma-informed approach to wellness, and firmly believe that our creativity is an outward expression of our inner world. I have training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS), psychodynamic therapy, addictions counselling, trauma-informed approaches, and mindfulness techniques. I am also trained in music/creative arts therapy, which means I specialize in utilizing creative mediums as important and transformational tools in the therapy space (i.e., creating and listening to music, doing artwork, drama, movement, etc.). I typically implement a mix of talk therapy and creativity in sessions, depending on what is going to be best for your personal journey.
I have a master’s degree in Music Psychotherapy from Wilfrid Laurier University. I am a member of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) and the Canadian Association of Music Therapists (CAMT).
I am truly looking forward to connecting with you.