Trauma and CPTSD Therapist

Alice Hawley


About Alice



Before joining Taproot, Alice practiced psychotherapy privately for a decade, creating inclusive space for depth work in attachment, trauma healing, dissociative disorders, transitions and exploration in gender, sexuality, and relationship dynamics. Alice offers a creative and intuitive approach to trauma-informed care with emphasis on attachment and somatic and spiritual energy work. 

Alice believes that practitioners can only heal and awaken patients as deeply as the practitioner has healed and become aware of themselves. For this reason her practice, like her personal healing journey, integrates ancient wisdom and spiritual traditions with modern neuroscience and brain based medicine for trauma. Alice’s own experience of complex trauma and abuse staged a fundamentally life-changing expansion in her consciousness. Her awakening challenged the foundation of her conventional education and training, making her aware of the limitations of purely ego based cognitive and hierarchical medicine. Alice integrates techniques from philosophical, spiritual, and mystical traditions that make room for truths beyond language and the conscious mind.

Alice followed early life callings as a healer and seeker, earning Bachelor’s and Master’s (CPCE) degrees in Psychology from the University of Colorado and later, dual licensure in Alabama in professional counseling (LPC) and couple and family therapy (LMFT). Her formative experience in the field included work with juvenile diversion programs, inpatient hospital counseling, and university and community counseling. 

Alice’s approach provides unique support for those experiencing a spiritual awakening, as well as spiritual or emotional numbness, and trauma from religious abuse. Work with Alice makes room for interested patients to pursue vibrational growth, explore repressed parts of psyche, restructuring of personal narratives around identity and relationships and synthesis of fragmented parts of self. Alice’s approach addresses not just the symptoms trauma causes but the lasting withering effect  that trauma can have on our relationship with our physical, spiritual, and emotional body in addition to our mind. 

Modality and Technique

Multi Modal and Integrative

Brainspotting (Grand)

Archetypal Shadow Work and Integration Therapy (Jungian and Psychoanalytic)

Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)

Ancient and Eastern Traditions (Ascension, Ayurveda, Feng Shui, Sound Meditation Healing, Hermeticism)

Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT)

Attachment Therapy and Psychodynamic Therapy (Bowlby)

Family Systems Therapy (Shwartz)Gottman Method (Gottman Institute)

Energy Alignment and Consciousness Expansion (Vedic and Mindfulness Based)

Intuitive and Somatic Awareness (Kundalini Yoga and Vedic)

Solution Focused Brief Therapy (Shazer, Berg)

Narrative Therapy (White and Epston)

Gottman Method Couples Therapy (Gottman Institute)

Existential Therapy (Yalom)

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Structural Family Therapy (Minuchin) 


    Alice’s  Specialties

    ○Jungian Therapy    ○EMDR    ○Brainspotting   ○Dissociative Disorders 

    ○Existential Therapy ○Somatic Therapy ○ Parts Based Therapy ○Shadow Work

    ○Dissociative Disorders    ○Complex PTSD ○Human Attachment

    ○Systems of Relationships

    ○Trauma and Abuse ○Energetic Ascension Support ○ Tantra and Energy Alignment

    ○Spirituality and Awakening

    Got a question for Alice? Send an email to [email protected]

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    “Neuroscience research shows that the only way we can change the way we feel is by becoming aware of our inner experience and learning to befriend what is going inside ourselves.”

    ― Bessel A. van der Kolk,
    The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma

    “Beneath the surface of the protective parts of trauma survivors there exists an undamaged essence, a Self that is confident, curious, and calm, a Self that has been sheltered from destruction by the various protectors that have emerged in their efforts to ensure survival. Once those protectors trust that it is safe to separate, the Self will spontaneously emerge, and the parts can be enlisted in the healing process.”

    ― Bessel A. van der Kolk,
    The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma

    “Trauma is not what happens to us, but what we hold inside in the absence of an empathetic witness.”

    ― Peter Levine