Alicia M Avila (Formerly Outcalt), LCSW, MSW

Preferred Name: Pronounced: Ah-Lee-see-Ah

EMDR Certified Therapist

EMDR Consultant

Virtual Basic Trainer

Education & Experience

15 years in private practice previously 10 years @ University of California San Diego, Department of Psychiatry, school of medicine, working with severe mental illness with co-occurring addictions and trauma. Experience with LGBTQ 20 years as speaker and trainer in areas of mental health, addiction, sexual assault, domestic violence, and cultural competency. Bilingual and bicultural from Mexico City.

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

EMDR Institute & Regional Trainer 2018-Present EMDR HAP Trainer 2010-2015 University Of California San Diego, Clinical Instructor 2000-2010

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Addictions
  • Alcohol/Substance Abuse
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Depression
  • Family Issues
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Race, Culture, Ethnicity Issues
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adults
  • Immigrants
  • LGBTQ+


  • English
  • Spanish