Trauma Sensitive Healing
A trauma and social justice informed therapy practice empowering you towards freedom.
Services & Fees
Please note, to respect and honor clients on the waiting list and the provider's time, we have and uphold a 48 business hour cancellation policy. If the appointment is cancelled in less than 48 hours, the full fee will be charged.
$135/50 minute session
Check, Cash, and Major Credit Cards accepted. We do not work with insurance; however, we will provide documentation of treatment with necessary codes for clients to submit their own claim to insurance for reimbursement.
Courageous Hearts Counseling is a faith based, clinically sound, safe haven dedicated to coming alongside men and women as they bravely enter their stories and the wounds they have experienced, the self-protective responses they have developed to survive, and to discover new ways to love and be loved.
We use a core attachment theory that just as relationships can harm, they can heal as well. Drawing on evidenced based, holistic therapies such as EMDR, Internal Family Systems, Cognitive-Behavioral, and Narrative, we gently come alongside individuals on their healing path. We also practice from a Trauma Informed and Social Justice Informed paradigm and choose to remain present to the reality that oppression and marginalization is trauma to the mind, body and soul.
The Story of Courageous Hearts
In 2003, Alice was asked to create a women’s support group for Eating Disorders in Greensboro, North Carolina. It was here, the name Courageous Hearts was born.
Alice fell in love with facilitating groups as she witnessed the healing power that occurred.
Therefore, when she moved to Orlando, she knew she wanted to continue the work. In 2005, she began Courageous Hearts at a local church in Orlando. She continued to lead and in 2014, helped create and develop the Eating Disorder Ministry – True Image Care. These experiences formed many of her early counseling skills, and continued to grow her heart towards counseling, styles of relating, and underlying wounds that drive behaviors.
So, when she got clinical training to provide mental health care, she knew Courageous Hearts Counseling would be the name of her practice.
To Alice, this represents and honors the many women in her groups who have courageously shared their stories, taken risks toward freedom, and taught her what the books could not.
what others are saying...
I have known Alice for years. She brings a true commitment, deep compassion, and unwavering faith to her work and life.
Tara Harvill, LMHC // Maitland, Florida
With strength and love, she invites others on the healing journey that she herself walks.
I have had the privilege of knowing and working with Alice for 10 years and count her as a trusted colleague in the field. She brings a balance of strong clinical expertise, compassion, and wisdom to the counseling room. With strength and love, she invites others on the healing journey that she herself walks. I highly recommend her as a therapist and refer to her often.
Amy E. Roza, LMHC // Winter Springs, Florida
She brings a keen mind, tender heart, and sensitivity to the voice of the Holy Spirit to her therapy.
Alice is a tender and wise woman who has courageously faced the pain of her own story and tasted the hope, joy and redemption of the Gospel. She brings a keen mind, tender heart, and sensitivity to the voice of the Holy Spirit to her therapy. Alice carries a unique perspective on the therapeutic process because of her extensive experience on the impact of trauma on the body in her work as a dietitian with eating disorders, her curiosity for the intricacies of each client’s story, and her tenacious belief in the healing work of Christ. I would recommend Alice to anyone hoping to receive more healing and in effect live more wholeheartedly.
Rachel Blackston, LMHC Redeemer Counseling // Winter Springs, Florida