For almost 30 years, Alecia has been working in Mental Health and Psychiatry. She has a unique perspective for treating patients due to her diverse professional experiences. She completed her undergrad education in 1993 at Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania. She worked in a variety programs in the community, in schools and in the hospital setting providing supportive counseling, group therapy, education and case management services. In 2012, she obtained her Master of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies at South University in Tampa, FL. She has worked in community behavioral health and addictions in both the outpatient clinic as well as the inpatient hospital setting. She is a preceptor for South University and trains upcoming Physician Assistants in Psychiatry. She was named preceptor of the year in the 2020 by South University. As a Physician Assistant, she practices adult general psychiatry under the supervision of a board certified psychiatrist.
"When a person becomes my patient they receive a provider who listens and shows that she cares. I spend time with my patients at each visit without rushing them through the exam. I provide clear instructions during the visit and I give each patient my private cell phone number. Then my patients can continue to communicate with me personally. If there are any issues with the pharmacy or questions regarding medications I am only a text or a phone call away. I communicate with my patients primary care providers and other specialists as needed. "