Alicia Poliard, PhD, LMFT, CFLE

Alicia Poliard, PhD, LMFT, CFLE

About

Alicia Poliard holds a doctoral degree in Family Studies as well as a Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Loma Linda University.  She has assisted clients struggling to cope with a wide range of concerns including marital problems, anxiety, depression, infidelity, codependency, conflict resolution, anger-management issues, and parent-child relational problems.

In addition to working directly with clients in a therapeutic role, Dr. Poliard's dedicated research in marital relationship dynamics resulted in a publication entitled “Doing What It Takes to Make It Work: Flexibility, Relational Focus, and Stability Among Long-Term Couples With Children” in the Journal of Family Issues. In her dissertation entitled “Bonding and Psychosocial Adjustment of Youth in Foster Care”, she examined relationship dynamics between foster parents and foster youth.

​As a certified PREPARE-ENRICH facilitator, Dr. Poliard provides pre-engaged or engaged couples with healthy tools to utilize in their marriage as well as further improve the relationships of married couples. She has also received training from the National Anger Management Association, assisting individuals seeking healthy and effective ways of managing their anger. Dr. Poliard is also an active member of the Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, the Association of Christian Counselors, the Association for Play therapy, and the National Council of Family Relations. Christian counseling is available upon request.

Dr. Poliard offers teletherapy in the states of Florida and New York, as she is dually licensed.

Associations

  • American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
  • American Association of Christian Counselors
  • Association for Play Therapy
  • National Council on Family Relations