Alicia M Avila (Formerly Outcalt), LCSW, MSW

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

EMDR Certified Therapist

EMDR Consultant

EMDR Trainer

Online Therapy

Education & Experience

30 providing educational programs in mental health, addiction, sexual assault, domestic violence, and cultural competency. Past experiences include clinical instructor for the Dept. of Psychiatry at the University of California San Diego School of medicine, working with severe mental illness with co-occurring addictions and trauma. Past member of the San Diego County Cultural Competency Resource Team and Chair of the recommendations committee for San Diego County Co-occurring disorders. Affirming of LGBTQ+ with special interest in issues of cultural and social identity. Bilingual and bicultural from Mexico City. EMDRIA Approved Trainer.

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

EMDR Institute & Regional Trainer 2018-Present EMDR HAP Trainer 2007-2016 EMDRIA Standards and Training Committee 2007-2010 Dept. of Psychiatry, University Of California San Diego,, School of Medicine 1996-2010 San Diego County Cultural Competence Resource Team 2001-2010 San Diego County CCICS founding co-chair 2004

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


  • Does Not Accept Insurance