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Alicia Pfahler

Counselor @ Alicia Pfahler Counseling
alicia@aliciapfahlercounseling.com
Twitter: @AliciaPfahler

Alicia has been a professional therapist for 18 years and currently has a private practice in
Gainesville, Florida, working with children, teens, families, and women. She specializes in
trauma informed care, adoption and foster care issues including attachment, abuse recovery,
and healthy styles of connecting in relationships with God, self, spouse, church, community, and
children. She is a Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) practitioner and educator. Her
most life giving topics to study and discuss over coffee include the intersection of faith, mental
health, and the church as well as the topic of emotionally healthy spirituality. This passion
comes from a history as a missionary and pastor’s kid and a present in growing deep roots in
the soil of God’s love. The most challenging places to grow and learn have come from being a
voice for the survivors of abuse and the marginalized through advocacy in the community,
testifying in court, and speaking in churches. She is one of the founders of Thrive, a nonprofit
organization dedicated to empowering, equipping and encouraging foster and adoptive families
in Alachua County, Florida. Her joy is being married to Dave for 20 years and raising 2 teenage
daughters together. And her favorite activities include family time, traveling, tennis, reading,
writing, speaking, community development, and dinners and coffee with friends.