Alcia Peterkin, LCSW, SIFI

Professional Education Instructor

Pronouns: she/her

Alicia Peterkin looks at the camera wearing a yellow jacket and black top.

M.S.W., Smith College School for Social Work


Alcia Peterkin is a psychotherapist and clinical social worker licensed in the states of New York and Georgia. Alcia is currently the director of clinical training at Housing Works in New York City and has been with this agency for six years. She also has an online private practice providing individual psychotherapy sessions, psychological evaluations for immigration cases and supervision for newly licensed clinicians. With over a decade of experience in education, social work, and psychotherapy, Peterkin has worked in various settings, including outpatient mental health and integrative (behavioral health and medical) settings and in the field of child welfare and preventive services. Peterkin's psychotherapy experiences include working with adults presenting with experiences of depression, anxiety, grief and loss, low motivation and interest, low self-esteem, fluctuating moods, traumatic experiences, identity exploration and challenges, substance use, characterological disorders, chronic physical health challenges. Peterkin holds a postgraduate certification from the Training Institute for Mental Health and has advanced clinical supervisory training. She received her master’s degree from Smith College School for Social Work.