Staff Directory

Alicia Conte, LCSW

Therapist

EMAIL:
Alicia_Conte@groveschool.org
PHONE:
203-245-2778 ext. 336

Alicia Conte (she/her/ella) is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She is bilingual and works with families in English and Spanish.

Alicia received intensive clinical training as a Post-Graduate Social Work Fellow at the Yale Child Study Center, where she worked as an in-home clinician at IICAPS (Intensive In-home Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Services).  She graduated with her master’s degree from Arizona State University with a concentration in Children, Youth, and Families. She received her undergraduate degree in Anthropology from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Alicia has been working with teenagers in clinical and community contexts for over a decade; prior to her graduate studies, she spent five years directing a leadership program for high school youth. This work fuels Alicia’s belief that human relationships are a powerful vehicle for change.

Alicia grounds her practice in relational, attachment, and trauma theories, and her style in session is warm, curious, and collaborative. Naturally a systems-thinker, she utilizes a strengths-based approach and anti-oppressive framework in her work with youth. Alicia specializes in treatment of anxiety, depression, PTSD, attachment trauma, and focus areas include gender and sexuality-affirming psychotherapy, LGBTQ+ issues, and grief and loss. Her practice includes addressing both internal and external stressors that impact mental health. She draws on therapeutic modalities including, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Narrative Therapy, Circle of Security parenting training, psychodynamic theories, mindfulness and nervous system regulation.

Outside of work, Alicia enjoys playing soccer, hiking with her husband and little corgi Roma, and curling up with a good book of poetry and a strong cup of coffee.

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