Hello, I’m Alishia (She, Her, Hers).
I am so glad that you are here. I appreciate you carving out time for some self-care today!
YOU CAN CHOOSE TO TAKE UP SPACE
I know that it may be difficult to envision taking up space with your voice, your presence, and your body. But, in this moment, you are doing just that. You are acknowledging the place that you are in, recognizing you can no longer do it alone, and actively choosing to begin taking steps toward healing. I am excited about joining alongside you on that path to help you turn those smaller steps into bigger steps.
YOUR BODY MATTERS
I know personally and from the work I do with individuals who hold intersecting and marginalized identities that you may feel powerless and isolated. Feeling that your body does not fit the varying and unrealistic ideals that diet culture promotes can lead to further disconnection from your body.
LETS FIND YOUR WAY BACK TO YOUR BODY
I would like to help you feel more connected to yourself and to feel empowered to take up space in this world. I work with folks who desire to connect and find solace in their bodies but who are trapped by thoughts of self-doubt, insecurity, and fear. Larger forces like diet culture and oppression of bodies may have taught you that you body was not good. That your body was less than. That your body was something to be controlled. That your body was not safe to connect to.
YOUR BODY CAN BE HOME AGAIN
I join with individuals on their journeys toward courageousness, hope, and empowerment so that they can feel more at home in their bodies. I want to help YOU feel more at home in your body. So that you can enjoy nourishment, move freely and joyfully, and develop radical acceptance and self-love.
BODY JUSTICE IS ESSENTIAL TO HEALING
There are forces bigger than us individuals trying to control and police bodies, placing differential value on bodies based on arbitrary characteristics. This is why I firmly believe in social justice efforts such as body autonomy, inclusivity, diversity, accessibility, and humanization of ALL bodies and these are fundamental to the work that I do.
I believe ALL bodies deserve justice and healing.
YOUR BODY IS GOOD ENOUGH
Your body, at its core, has always been *good.* If you are ready… even a little bit, to release shame and challenge a system that says; “You Are Not Good Enough” I would be honored to work with you.
READY TO CLAIM YOUR SPACE IN THIS WORLD?
Want more specifics about my training and experience?
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MY EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
I attended the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and earned my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master of Science degree in Counseling with a specialization in College Counseling and Student Development. I have clinical experience working with children, adults, and couples. My interests include working with individuals who experience anxiety, depression, relationship issues, family concerns, eating disorders, disordered eating patterns, negative body image, and issues of race and ethnicity. In addition to Three Birds Counseling, I work full time as a mental health therapist at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in the counseling center. I provide individual therapy, group therapy, and couples therapy. I also operate as the Groups Coordinator for the counseling center. I operate from a Health at Every Size & Intuitive Eating approach and love using Art Therapy and Dream Interpretation in my work with clients.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (NC # A14049).
In my spare time I am a social butterfly and enjoy spending time with loved ones, friends and providing mentorship. I also engage in yoga, local kickball leagues, and mindful hiking as a way of moving my body in a way that feels good and enjoyable. I am passionate about self-expression and do this through writing, reading poetry, and painting. Lastly, I am into adventure and I often travel to find new and exciting places to relax and recharge.
“You may not always have a comfortable life. And you will not always be able to solve all the world’s problems all at once. But don’t ever underestimate the impact you can have, because history has shown us that courage can be contagious, and hope can take on a life of its own.” -Michelle Obama