Alicia Gard, MS

Primary Therapist

Alicia is currently a primary therapist at Recreate Life Counseling and has been a member of the Recreate family since November 2016. Alicia moved to south Florida from Massachusetts five years ago, where she had a career as a teacher and school director for 20 years. After spending many years working with children and families, Alicia decided to challenge herself in another field. She obtained her Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University in 2016 and enjoys working in the field of substance abuse and mental illness. Alicia believes in helping clients identify their negative thought patterns and reframe these patterns through narrative therapy techniques and solution-focused therapy. Clients can discover self-acceptance and ultimately believe they are worthy of positivity and happiness. “We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.” – Dalai Lama