Alicia R. Oczus
(pronounced "Ah-LEE-sha OH-chuss")
Licensed Professional Counselor
Owner, Blackbird Psychotherapy, LLC
Take a deep breath. We've got this.
I am a licensed therapist in Wisconsin who specializes in working with parents and children of all ages-yes, even babies! I knew as a young child that, when I grew up, I wanted to help kids feel their best. I struggled with anxiety and ADHD as a child and teenager and often felt misunderstood. These days, my anxiety is no longer in the driver’s seat and I have made my ADHD into my superpower. This has helped me, as a therapist, to bring my own understanding of what it might be like for others to feel as though you are not in control of your brain, body, or emotions.
As a parent myself, I know all too well how wonderful and challenging it is to raise kids, especially when they are struggling. It can be difficult to take that first step and reach out for help. Maybe you have tried in the past but felt like your concerns weren't taken seriously. Maybe you worried that you would be judged. Maybe you wonder if you are the only one having this experience. I have helped countless kids (and their important adults) learn about their experiences and ways to cope during hard times. In over 22 years of working with children and families, I've seen it all and I need to tell you...you are not alone.