As a peer specialist, Alicia Acevedo has lived experience with substance use and mental illness. Her philosophy is that someone with lived experience can empathize with clients like no one else can. “Having been there really allows you to recognize the facades patients tend to put up when they’re suffering, especially when they first come for treatment.”
Alicia has an associate’s degree in psychology, and hopes to earn her bachelor’s degree in substance use and become a Licensed Chemical Dependency Professional (LCDP)
When she’s out of the office, Alicia spends lots of time with her church family, enjoys single momhood and practices wellness in her day-to-day life.