Alicia joins GE Family Services as an MSW Intern to work with adolescents, teens, and adults dealing with anxiety, grief, betrayal, depression, and trauma.
Hello, My name is Alicia Sundborg
I am delighted to introduce myself as a passionate and dedicated Masters of Social Work Intern at Kentucky University. I have a passion for supporting others to improve their mental and physical well-being using mindfulness-based interventions to increase resilience and inspire hope. In my approach to social work, I value cultural sensitivity, inclusivity, and empowerment. I believe in working collaboratively with clients, respecting their autonomy, and supporting their journey toward self-sufficiency. I am committed to providing a compassionate, non-judgmental, and supportive environment for my clients. I am also open to learning from their unique perspectives, as they play a pivotal role in shaping the direction of their lives. I feel breaking the cycle of historical and intergenerational trauma requires a long-term commitment from individuals, communities, and societies. By working together and implementing culturally sensitive and trauma-informed practices, healing and growth become possible, fostering a more compassionate and supportive environment for generations to come.
Through my educational experience, I have gained experience using evidence-based approaches such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness techniques, trauma-informed care, solution-focused therapy, motivational interviewing, and restorative justice mediation. My continued studies will focus on Trauma-informed care, which is an approach to healthcare that recognizes and responds to the widespread impact of trauma on people's lives. It involves understanding the effects of trauma, creating a safe and supportive environment, and promoting healing and resilience.
I live in Fairbanks Alaska and love to travel, make good food, go for long walks, and spend time with family and friends, especially my two daughters. My journey of seeking to heal my own trauma has fueled my passion to help others.
University of Kentucky, MSW anticipated 2024, Certificate in Trauma
University of Alaska Fairbanks, BSW 2023, summa cum laude, Phi Alpha Honor Society