Alice Dughi received her Bachelor’s in Social Work (BSW) degree with a minor in Psychology from Florida Atlantic University. During her undergraduate education, Alice worked at an educational research center for childhood development, where she worked closely with families and students to facilitate healthy bonds and attachment. She earned her Master's Degree in Social Work (MSW) from Barry University with a trauma- focused curriculum. Her most recent experience was as a Clinical Therapist at a women's residential and outpatient recovery center for addiction and disordered eating. Her position included conducting individual and group mental health therapy sessions with a focus on resolving trauma, mindfulness, self-esteem, and family reunification.
Alice’s passions are mental health counseling, social justice advocacy, and yoga. Alice became a certified yoga instructor in 2014 and has had a wide range of clientele including: children, families, individuals with physical and mental disabilities, collegiate athletic teams, and individuals with trauma/PTSD. Yoga promotes a healthy connection between mind and body and Alice has witnessed, firsthand, its positive outcomes with her clients. She utilizes mindfulness techniques and guided meditations as coping mechanisms for clients suffering with anxiety and depression.
Alice traveled from her home state, Florida, to Utah for the opportunity to work at New Haven. She is especially drawn to the opportunities New Haven has to offer: a demographic she has personal experience with and a passion for, and its emphasis on relationship-based care. She truly believes in the power of a group and there is no kind of group like a family unit. She knows the hard work, dedication, and tribulations it takes to be healthy and is enthusiastic to work with the students and families at New Haven to reach their optimal health.