Alicia KiernanLCSW

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General Office Hours

In Eastern Time

Mondayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Wednesdayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Thursdayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Fridayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Saturdayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Sundayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM

What does a first session with you look like?

It is my goal to keep sessions open and free flowing and to create a space where clients feel safe to express themselves without judgement. After just one session its my hope that clients feel like their experiences and feelings are valid, and that positive change is absolutely possible. I never want clients to feel like they need to become entirely different people, but to simply evolve into a healthier version of the person they already are. We'll identify strengths and resources in the very beginning of the process and draw on them often.

What is your style/approach to therapy?

I believe getting to know and understand oneself is at the crux of improving our mental health and overall well-being. I often use motivational interviewing to help clients identify discrepancies between what they are seeking and what is currently happening. My style is eclectic and varies based on need but I often draw from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), emotion-focused therapy and mindfulness-based therapy.

Specialties

Depression

Self-Esteem

Addiction

Parenting issues

Coping Skills

General Expertise

Anxiety

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Women's issues

In-Network Insurance

Aetna

AvMed

Cigna EAP

Florida Blue

Humana

Optum

Oscar Health

UMR

Clientele

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Licensure

FL, LCSW, SW17614