Alicia Lue Philippe
Sometimes we have experiences in life that entirely overwhelm our ability to cope, that leave us feeling powerless, dejected and alone. It can be frustrating, isolating and even unsafe trying to work through these experiences on your own. If you are struggling to cope with experiences of trauma or abuse, I can help.
I provide a safe and warm environment to support you to uncover and address the symptoms of your trauma, such as emotional distress, intrusive memories or flashbacks, harmful behaviours and unhealthy relationship patterns. I will help you to establish safety and stabilization in your body, environment and emotions and, in time, come to terms with your experience.
I also offer psycho-educational therapeutic support to individuals who have used abuse towards their intimate partners around the development of insight, accountability and behavioural change. Psycho-educational topics that I examine in session include the different forms of abuse as related to power and control, power dynamics in intimate relationships, gender socialization and strategies for nonviolent behaviour.
My practice is embedded in a feminist, trauma-informed and anti-oppressive framework using elements of psychodynamic, interpersonal, cognitive behavioural (CBT), dialectical behavioural (DBT), strengths-based and mindfulness-based therapies. I am passionate about examining and disrupting the systems that allow violence and abuse to occur. My approach is empathetic, person-centred and non-judgmental and I hope to support you in making meaningful change.