Alivia Irwin, LCSW
When I was around 12 years old I decided I wanted to work with children and families; you could say I felt called to this field, and made up my little mind to go to Brigham Young University and major in Child and Family Studies. Ever since I was a kid I loved being with kids. I loved babysitting and one of my first jobs was at a daycare. I loved playing with the children, not just sitting on the sidelines or the couch. I started working with children who needed more support and accommodations as a senior in college, realized I needed to work in this field forever and have been working with children professionally since 1998.
I’m not a stranger to difficult times. I have experienced the overwhelming and sometimes debilitating effects of anxiety and depression. I have felt the power of a strong family support system and been crushed when family falls short. I get it. And I love to help families and homes be the support and haven they are meant to be.
I received my Master of Social Work at University of Hawai'i at Manoa in 2003 and became a children's therapist in 2004. Fifteen years as a therapist and 21 years in the field have provided me with amazing learning experiences, growth, and joy. I have worked with children, adolescents, and adults and have loved my work.
I love spending time with my husband, who is my best friend, and our two dogs. We love to be goofy, go play in the outdoors, create pottery and paintings, watch good stories and shows, and travel and spend time with our families.