“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. …practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you” (Phil 4:6-9, NASB).
Dr. Alice Hoag provides individual and couples therapy to adults ages 21 and older. She has over 20 years of clinical experience working with individuals, couples, families and groups at in-patient hospitals, public mental health facilities, in private practice, and in non-profit organizations. She specializes in working with women who struggle with anxiety, depression, bipolar, trauma and abuse recovery, grief and loss, and intimate relationship issues including infidelity, infertility, divorce recovery, co-parenting, and blending of families.
Dr. Hoag’s mission is to facilitate healing of painful emotions, releasing of past wounds, restoration of healthy relationships, and retraining of the mind. Her ultimate goal is to help people move to personal wholeness, interpersonal competence, mental stability, and spiritual maturity. When working with couples, her goals include helping restore love and respect in intimate relationships. Her primary theoretical orientations integrate neurologically-informed and trauma-informed Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (including mindfulness-based, self-compassion-based, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), with Systems Theory, Existential Theory, and traditional insight-oriented therapy. The person-centered approach and techniques she uses promote insight, understanding and self-awareness to re-wire the brain, and personal empowerment to make healthy and meaningful life choices.
Dr. Hoag has four children and two grandchildren. She lives with her three sons and two dogs. During her spare time, Dr. Hoag enjoys solving jigsaw puzzles, reading fantasy and sci-fi fiction, listening to science podcasts, gardening, needlepoint, photography, traveling, kayaking, swimming, yoga, and playing her flute or guitar. She has an avid interest in various cultures and languages, having lived in three countries and having visited over twenty-five. Dr. Hoag has been involved in her community church in many capacities, including being on staff, leading small groups, discipleship groups, couples’ groups, and assisting in the music ministry and children’s ministry.