Dr. Alicia Gauthier, Psy.D.

About Dr. Alicia Gauthier, Psy.D.

Dr. Alicia Gauthier, Psy.D.The stories we tell ourselves shape our reactions and the world around us. As a child psychologist in Littleton, I listen to adults, teens, and children tell their stories on a regular basis, connecting stories to real-life challenges like anxiety, depression, ADHD, or adjustment disorders. When you share your story with a skilled therapist, you can improve your mental health, communicate better with loved ones, and enjoy life fully!

My specialty area is working with children, teens, and families, but I often provide counseling for adults and couples as well. With young children, I focus on helping parents build and strengthen parenting skills while helping the children express feelings through art, games, and play therapy. Older children and teens still benefit from these activities, but are ready for more cognitive work, such as learning how feelings, thoughts, and behaviors interact. Whether your child is showing behavior problems at school, your teen is struggling to navigate the world of dating and social media, or your family is navigating a high-conflict divorce, a trusted professional can help you work through these issues and learn effective coping skills.

When I work with adults, sessions may be a little less “play” filled, but continue to focus on expressing and understanding feelings while learning new techniques to communicate clearly, set effective boundaries, and achieve well being. I incorporate evidence-based, research proven strategies including cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and systems theory. I also provide psychological assessment, including IQ testing, learning disability assessment, ADHD assessment, and court-ordered evaluations.

I received my Doctorate of Clinical Psychology from the University of Denver in 2012 and have been licensed as a Psychologist in Colorado since 2017. I have worked with children, adolescents, couples, and families in need of behavioral health services since 2007 and bring a wide variety of tools, skills, and experience.

I work weekends and evenings providing mental health services in Littleton, so you don’t have to miss work or pull the kids out of school to seek treatment. Downtime is important, so you usually won’t hear from me on Tuesdays, since this is my reserved day to recharge and restore myself.

When I’m not working, I enjoy reading, writing fiction, traveling, and punk rock concerts. I am an animal lover and have two tiny dogs and a rabbit who conspire regularly to distract me from doing anything productive.

I look forward to meeting with you!

 

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CONTACT DR. ALICIA GAUTHIER

(720) 515-6802

Email: DrAliciaGauthier@gmail.com

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