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About Me

Alicia Lue Philippe, MSW, RSW (she/her) 

Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist

My life's passion is to support and advocate for individuals who have been impacted by interpersonal trauma (abuse) while also examining and disrupting the systems that allow violence and abuse to occur. I identify as a feminist woman of colour and this very much frames how I interact with the world. I am very interested in the critical examination of privilege and oppression, patriarchy, and gender socialization. 

My practice is embedded in a feminist, trauma-informed and anti-oppressive framework using elements of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Internal Family Systems (IFS), dialectical behavioural (DBT), psychodynamic, relational, strengths-based and mindfulness-based therapies. I consider both the individual, personal characteristics as well as the external, environmental, macro-level systems that influence and impact us all. 

I obtained the Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from the University of Toronto in 2013, specializing in Social Justice and Diversity. Since then, I have had varied professional experience working in private practice, childhood trauma and abuse, intimate partner violence, community mental health and social program development. 

I am the child of Jamaican immigrants to Canada and mama to a precocious young child. My interests include travel, learning about history and gaining knowledge of random facts (I'm a big fan of Wikipedia!). 

About Me: Welcome

My Credentials

About Me: Credentials


Honours Bachelor of Arts, 

University of Toronto


Master of Social Work (MSW), 

University of Toronto

2013 - Present

Membership with Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW)

2013 - Present

Membership with Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW)


Ontario Domestic Assault Risk Assessment (ODARA) Certification


Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (CPI) Certification


Group Therapy Facilitator Internship


Mental Health First Aid Certification


Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Skills Training Course


Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Course


Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy Training

2021 - Present

Membership with EMDR Canada

2021 - Present

Membership with EMDR International Association (EMDRIA)

2021 - Present

Experiential Internal Family Systems (IFS) Workshops


Adult Attachment in Clinical Practice Workshop


Mastering the Treatment of Complex Trauma Webinar Series


EMDR + IFS PARTS Protocol Training

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