Alicia Cox, M.A., AMFT, is a marriage and family therapy associate at Healing Pathways Psychological Services. She is currently gaining hours toward licensure under Dr. Kashersky’s advisement.
Alicia attended UC Davis for her bachelor’s degree and double majored in Genetics and Psychology. For graduate school, she attended Santa Clara University where she received a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology.
Before going back to school for her graduate degree, Alicia worked in the field of clinical research. She initially started as a research coordinator in a Pain Medicine clinic, working on research studies focused on addiction to pain medications. Most of her career in research was spent at the UC Davis MIND Institute, where she worked for nine years. In her position as a clinical research coordinator, she worked with families who had children, adults and families diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, fragile X syndrome, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Tourette’s syndrome, down syndrome, and adults being treated for strokes.
While a master’s student, Alicia completed her clinical training at the MIND Institute and was a co-leader for multiple social skills groups. She also worked in the ADHD and Learning Differences clinic, helping with a parent education group and completing intakes for new clients in the clinic. From working on research studies and in the clinic, she has also gained experience and training in administering psychological, neuropsychological and academic testing.
Alicia’s clinical interests include working with families and individuals diagnosed with neurodevelopmental disorders, chronic illness and complex trauma. She also has an interest in working with individuals experiencing pregnancy loss and infertility. In practice, she uses interpersonal psychology, dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and mindfulness with her clients.
In her time at home, she has an active life with her husband, two sons, two dogs, two cats and two fish. She also enjoys traveling, running, playing tennis, reading, gardening and listening to podcasts in her free time.