Alice Drozdiak (they/them/theirs) moved to North Carolina in 2008, where they obtained a graduate degree in linguistics and taught English to speakers of other languages. After working and volunteering in the triangle, they returned to the UNC graduate school for a dual masters in Social Work and Science of Public Health with a focus on trauma, interpersonal violence, and reproductive justice.
Before entering direct clinical practice, Alice coordinated and delivered rape prevention education to public school students in kindergarten through middle school. Additionally, they have served on crisis hotlines for both domestic violence and sexual assault. Mx. Drozdiak has also developed and provided workshops on cultural humility for volunteers at local anti-violence nonprofits.
Alice strives to center the experiences of folks with marginalized genders, especially those who live at the intersection of additional marginalized identities. As a therapist, Mx. Drozdiak recognizes the effect of generational, historical, and sociopolitical trauma, while centering the needs of individual clients. They draw on principles from Dialectical Behavior Therapy and empowerment models of recovery, while incorporating elements of narrative therapy and expressive arts. Alice’s work is grounded in Relational-Cultural Theory and other anti-oppression frameworks.
Why did you choose mental health as a career path?
- CHILD ABUSE
- DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
- PERSONALITY DO
- POST TRAUMATIC
- SOCIAL ANXIETY
- TRANS CARE