Alicia Eddy, Ed.M, M.A.

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Are you looking for a safe, nonjudgmental haven to explore what might be preventing you from living a fulfilling life? May it be depression, anxiety, stress, family or relationship issues, when life is unbalanced it can seem overwhelming. I embrace each client's unique background and qualities to provide support and guidance through periods of stress, searching, or imbalance. I believe that forming a trusting relationship with each client is the foundation for personal growth. We will work as a team to help you reach your personal goals and to overcome any obstacles along the way.

 
I'm originally from the Tampa Bay area and returned to start my private practice after completing a dual masters program at Columbia University, receiving a MA in Mental Health Counseling and a EdM in Psychological Counseling. I have extensive experience working with individuals, couples, and families to resolve issues and achieve life satisfaction. I am clinically trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. My area of expertise includes depression, anxiety, trauma, domestic violence, post-traumatic stress disorder and family conflict.
 
In addition to my clinical work with adults, I also provide therapeutic services to children and adolescents. When working with children, I use art, sand tray and play therapy techniques to help them express feelings, build positive behaviors, and learn coping skills. Parents play an active role in therapy by learning new parenting techniques and communication skills. My childhood and adolescent expertise includes attention deficit disorder, hyperactivity, socialization issues, anxiety, depression and physical/sexual trauma.

My view of therapy is very simple - it's essentially self-education. Everyone can benefit from learning more about their thoughts, feelings and interactions with the world. I believe that therapy is about increasing self-awareness - many times we engage in repetitive behaviors and thought patterns that go unchallenged and can wreck havoc on our lives and relationships. We all form beliefs about ourselves and the world at a young age based on childhood experiences and family relationships. Many times, these beliefs are inaccurate and can lead to low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, or relationship conflict. By coming to therapy, it allows you to fully explore yourself and learn how to make changes to improve your quality of life. Therapy can help you change how you experience the world by helping you reshape your thoughts and behaviors. I truly believe that therapy can benefit everyone, no matter how great or little the challenge may be. 


Alicia Eddy Reaches

Tampa FL