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Alicia Gonzalez
MSW, RSW (Candidate)
Youth Therapist 

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Specialties:

  • Youth & Young Adults

  • Anxiety

  • Self-Compassion

  • Trauma
  • Shame
  • Perfectionism
  • Cultural Support and Identity
  • Academic Stress
  • Relationship issues
  • Sleep disorders

Meet Alicia Gonzalez

she/her/hers

As someone who is deeply committed to creating positive change, I am thrilled to offer a space for youth and young adults who are seeking self-discovery, emotional exploration, and meaningful healing. My approach is strength-based and rooted in the principles of inclusivity, respect, compassion, and non-judgment. Along with these values, I aim to practice authentically to encourage young people to embrace their unique strengths and identities that make them who they are.

As Gabor Maté expressed, “Knowing oneself comes from attending with compassionate curiosity to what is happening within.” It is during this challenging but rewarding journey that I hope to support and empower individuals. As a young newcomer to Canada, and as a mixed Latina, I understand the nuances of culture, identity, the delicate nature of our sense of belonging, and the challenge of life transitions. I also believe in the power of empathy and collaboration when navigating these challenges.

With a Master’s of Social Work, I ground my practice in evidence-based approaches, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Internal Family Systems Therapy. Whether you are experiencing shame, anxiety, isolation, or are ready for a change, I look forward to supporting your personal growth and honouring you, wherever you are in your story.
 

Expertise & Career

  • Registered Social Worker Candidate

  • Student Counsellor with Third Space Charity and UBCO Social Work Menal Health Clinic

  • Crisis Services Responder with The Crisis Centre of BC in Vancouver. 
     

Education

  • Masters of Social Work from UBC, Okanagan

  • Bachelor of Art in Political Science from UBC, Vancouver

Alicia is currently accepting new clients.

You can book in with her online here.

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