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

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. 20 years as speaker and trainer in areas of mental health, addiction, sexual assault, domestic violence, and cultural competency. Celebratory and affirming of LGBTQ+ Bilingual and bicultural from Mexico City. EMDRIA Approved Trainer.

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