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 dialectical behavioural (DBT), cognitive behavioural (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), 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 immigrants from Jamaica and mom to a joyful toddler. My interests include travel, learning about history and gaining knowledge of random facts (I'm a big fan of Wikipedia!). 




 

My Credentials

2010

Honours Bachelor of Arts, 

University of Toronto

2013

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)

2014

Ontario Domestic Assault Risk Assessment (ODARA) Certification

2015

Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (CPI) Certification

2016

Group Therapy Facilitator Internship

2016

Mental Health First Aid Certification

2016

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Skills Training Course

2017

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Course

2020 (In Training)

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy Training

 

©2020 by Alicia Lue Philippe, MSW, RSW.