Alicia Jacobs Porkka

LCSW, Therapist

Alicia was born and raised in Southern New Hampshire. As a child, she enjoyed frequent outdoor adventures including swimming, camping, and frog catching. Alicia’s family raised her to value mental wellness, and she always knew she wanted to practice as a clinician one day.

Alicia earned her Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and her Master of Social Work from The University of New Hampshire. In 2018 she began working in rural community mental health, where she engaged with a diverse population of adults and adolescents experiencing severe mental illness, substance use disorders, and socioeconomic limitations. She has also worked in residential treatment for adults with substance use disorders and comorbid mental health diagnoses. Today, in addition to working part-time as a clinician at Summit Achievement, Alicia operates a private practice in Conway, NH, providing individual and couples psychotherapy for residents of Maine and New Hampshire.
In her sessions with Summit Achievement students, Alicia utilizes modalities such as twelve-step inspired programming, crisis prevention and intervention, trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT), psychodynamic psychotherapy, and motivational interviewing. She also incorporates her passion for and education in Philosophy. Alicia finds that many challenges and questions raised in therapy can be connected to nearly-universal, existential themes.

Alicia’s ongoing role at Summit Achievement affords her the opportunity to combine her dedication to helping others feel understood with her love and respect for the natural world. When she is not on campus, Alicia enjoys spending time with her family outdoors, sightseeing in her New Hampshire backyard, and playing music.