Alicia Paz, M.A.
Alicia Paz M.A has worked in the mental health field as a counselor for over seven years and has spent the past seven years teaching DBT coping skills online to over 4,000 students in 110 countries. After earning a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology in 2010, she began her journey in helping those struggling with mental health issues through social service providers in Portland, Oregon. In 2013, she created an online Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) course, the first of it's kind to offer all modules live as well as individual skills coaching. Since that time, she has also created two children, traveled, and worked to coordinate care for vulnerable adults dealing with mental health and addiction issues.
It's been quite the odyssey with experience working in a prison, jail, outpatient, and community settings. What has always stood out as the highlight of her career has been her time teaching DBTonline. In addition to the self-paced course options on Udemy, in August 2020 Alicia launched a community DBT platform which includes live course sessions and DBT skills coaching. Alicia also is under contract to write a DBT workbook for young children and starting her second Master's degree in Public Health Fall of 2020.