Alicia Montgomery is a licensed Clinical Social Worker and the Learning and Education Director at East Bay Agency for Children in Oakland, California. She earned her MSW from the University of Washington and Bachelor of Social Work from Southwest Texas State University. She has coached, trained and provided therapy and Social Work in Seattle WA, Baltimore MD, Alamogordo NM and Austin TX. She has worked in medical social work as an ER social worker as well as child HIV social worker for Children’s Hospital and the adolescent HIV clinic at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. She worked directly with and supervised Transitional into Permanence Project (TIPP) and Homelessness into Permanence Program (HIPP) assisting families to move from homelessness to stable housing and home ownership through HUD initiatives in the Seattle area supporting many single mothers and immigrant populations. Ms. Montgomery participated in New Mexico’s roll out of the collaborative task force of CPS, Law Enforcement and the courts for strategic one-time video interviewing of children in high risk cases to reduce trauma to the victim. Ms. Montgomery developed Project Permanence, the current wraparound programming for foster youth, at Lincoln Families (formerly Lincoln Child Center) and Alameda County as well as East Bay Agency for Children Practicum Program recruiting interns from across the nation providing opportunities for them to have hands-on experience conducting therapy, grief groups, case management and support for severely emotionally disturbed (SED) children to bring them to a place of addressing their complex trauma histories. Most recently she has been developing and presenting social justice trainings on internalized racism, colorism, becoming an antiracist, and spirituality.
Alicia values making social justice and clinical training accessible to the public. Alicia has a private coaching practice in Oakland, California working with professionals and women in the BIPOC and LGBTQAAI communities as well as those of racially mixed heritage. Ms. Montgomery also works as a consultant, providing workshops to programs on diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging in the work place as well as addressing deconstructing oppression around sexuality and spirituality on both professional and personal levels.
Certifications:Certified Restorative Practices Alliance Curator
Works remotely? I see clients exclusively remotely
Initial Session: 15 minutes, complementary
Session Structure: Sessions of 60-90 minutes, $150 - $250/session, sliding scale.
For whom will this be a good fit? Those committed to transformation, self care, social justice, nature awareness, trauma release, and the need to reconnect to play
Approach I am very focused on connection. Our ability to connect, inward and externally within community and the natural world, to love and be loved, to heal and play together is our greatest gift.