Trauma is NOT in the event.
Trauma IS in the physiology of the person.
-Peter Levine
Not only is trauma curable, the healing process
can be a catalyst for profound awakening—a portal
opening to emotional and genuine spiritual transformation.
-Peter Levine
Held within the symptoms of trauma are the very
energies, potentials, and resources necessary for their
constructive transformation.
-Peter Levine

Alicen Halquist, MA, LPC, SEP, DARe

Alicen HalquistAlicen is an accomplished trauma resolution and attachment expert, therapist and trainer. In her position as faculty instructor for Somatic Experiencing (SETI/FHE), and DARe (Dynamic Attachment Re-patterning) she utilizes a wide range of skills derived in her 25 years of practice of psychotherapy and clinical consultation in the treatment of symptoms and the training of professionals in the areas of trauma and attachment.


Alicen draws upon her years of experience to address the needs of individuals, groups, professional trainees and those tasked with management of treatment facilities. Her private practice services include individual psychotherapy sessions, case consultations and program development.

Following your initial consultation with Alicen, she can provide recommendations and more detail as to specific needs, services and timing.

She draws on the SE, DARe & PACT Models in her practice to address the neurological/physiological underpinnings of pre-verbal and/or sub-psychological attachment trauma. This understanding is instrumental in treating adults, advocating for children and helping care providers and educators understand how to attend in a way that brings about nervous system re-regulation.

Alicen integrates a deep mindfulness approach, informed by eastern philosophy, meditation practice, yoga, dance/creative arts therapy, family life with her husband and two children, and a belief that healing trauma can give us direct access to spiritual expansion.

Representative areas of treatment that Alicen primarily practices in are:

Trauma Resolution


Medical Trauma

Pre/Perinatal/Birth Trauma


Eating Disorders

Natural Disasters

Early Attachment

Motor Vehicle

Emotional Trauma

Children and Adolescents

First Responders

Dissociative Disorder

War Trauma

Alicen is a Faculty Instructor for:

Somatic Experiencing® Trauma Institute (SETI/FHE)

DARe (Dynamic Attachment Re-patterning Experience)

Alicen maintains a limited private practice from her Boulder, CO and Scottsdale, AZ offices.

What is Somatic Experiencing?

The Somatic Experiencing® method is a body-oriented approach to the healing of trauma and other stress disorders.

What is DARe?

The Dynamic Attachment Re-Patterning Experience, is an interactive workshop series for therapists, social workers, and non-practitioners.

What is PACT?

PACT was developed out of exciting, cutting-edge research in neuroscience, attachment theory, and biology.