What is Soul Rooted Counseling?
Soul Rooted Counseling (SRC) is an approach to healing that sees each of us as having a unique essence, or soul, that is like the seed of our true being striving to express itself through us like a flower in bloom. Just like an actual seed, our soul requires the conditions of our life to offer an environment of safety, warmth, light, and wholesome nutrients, in order to move from survival to blossoming.
I strive to offer my loving presence and extensive healing background to the cultivation of the seed within you, by helping you build an internal & external landscape that can support the sprouting of the seed that lies dormant within you. To do this, I can help you recognize your unique soul gifts, address past wounds that are keeping you locked in past stories and limiting beliefs, identify the deepest values that root you to this earth, and allow your highest calling to serve as the eternal sun illuminating your sacred path that is calling you forward one step at a time.
Online counseling sessions for ease and convenience
I provide online counseling sessions so that you can say yes to working together, even in this moment of social distancing. This allows us to “meet” together from the comfort of your home or during a break in your workday. It is my hope that our healing work together can add immediate value to your life rather than cause additional complication or stress. Because I use HIPAA-compliant video-conferencing technology for our sessions, you can rest assured that your private information will remain safe and confidential.
Free discovery call to see if working together is a good fit
I offer an initial 20-minute discovery session free of charge to all new clients, in order to make sure that all questions have been answered and that we both feel good about beginning to enter into a healing partnership together. This initial discovery session offers us the chance to have our first contact with one another via secure video-conferencing or over the phone. I look forward to connecting with you in this way, without any expectation or obligation, in order to explore the possibility of working together.
Online appointments for easy scheduling and cancellations
I understand that life can be busy and that things can change! That’s why it’s important to me to make scheduling our time together as simple and flexible as possible. My online calendar allows you to schedule an appointment with me at your convenience, as well as to cancel an existing appointment up to 48 hours beforehand. I hope that this platform provides ease and flexibility in your life!
Sliding scale rate to meet your financial needs
Because I am not in alignment with our current economic model, which often contributes to hierarchy, competition, and exploitation of people and our planet, I offer a sliding scale rate for my counseling services in order to offer myself to a wider range of people who may not otherwise feel able to access this type of healing support. My sliding scale rates can be found in my online calendar under each service. Please reach out to me directly if you are interested in working together but do not feel able to fit within the sliding scale range that I offer.
HIPAA-Compliant technology use
We live in a time when our private information is not always kept private, and so I want to be clear with you that I will only use HIPAA-compliant video-conferencing and data storage technologies when conducting or documenting our work together. This is especially important to me because in order to do truly healing work together, we must trust that we are safe and that our most sensitive information won’t be used in a way that we didn’t intend or consent to.
To be extra mindful, I also use an encrypted email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) and encrypted phone number (434-218-0731) to make sure that I am doing everything in my power to respect and maintain the privacy of your personal information.
I was born in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, where I spent my earliest years getting lost in the woods with my three brothers and sister. I experienced a deep sense of wild belonging, both from the wild land I called home and the wild family who loved me deeply and instilled core values of who I am today. My reality was shattered when we moved to the city when I was six years old and I started going to school and interacting with society, which exposed me for the first time to the pain and disconnection, stress and competition so common in our mainstream society and world. From these early childhood experiences of entering society as an outsider, I became aware of what it can be like to be an outsider and to feel the pain of a world out of balance. These experiences led me to work toward justice from a very young age, trying to bring more safety and belonging to my middle school and then high school.
My commitment to social justice deepened in college, when I began to study sociology, politics, anthropology, and gender and women’s studies. These fields of study opened up my world to the systems in place that perpetuate injustice and create hierarchy and separation between people and groups. I went to UC Berkeley for graduate school to study holistic mental and emotional health. After graduate school, I worked for several years providing therapy to some of California’s most vulnerable youth and families and became licensed as a therapist. In 2018, I left my career in CA to begin my own grassroots healing justice project, S.E.E.D.S., whose primary mission is to support collective evolution to a life-sustaining world. The last two years have been filled with deep learning, growth, adventure, healing, and empowerment. I feel blessed to be exactly where I am in my life, humbly weaving together the diverse threads of my past into what I pray will be a meaningful offering for my people. My people are all those who feel the seed of possibility sprouting in their hearts and minds, calling them forward toward a new life and world far more beautiful than we can fully imagine.
“I have been waiting for this. Working with Alia was an answer to my prayers.”
“I am so grateful to have discovered a modality that is congruent with my ongoing empowerment, regeneration and grounded lived experience“
“I feel like an entirely changed person.”