Alicia M. Lurry – Counselor
Alicia M. Lurry earned a Masters Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling and Community Inclusion from Wayne State University in 2009. Alicia is a Licensed Professional Counselor with the State of Michigan. In addition she is a nationally Certified Rehabilitation Counselor. Alicia also earned a Masters (M.A.) degree in Educational Leadership from Wayne State University in 2000. She is a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA) and the National Rehabilitation Association (NRA).
Alicia began her career as a teacher in a private school and eventually taught for 10 years in the Detroit Public School system. From 2010 through 2014 she continued her career as a Rehabilitation Counselor for the State of Michigan at the Bureau of Services for Blind Persons, formerly known as the Michigan Commission for the Blind. She provided the following rehabilitation services: determined eligibility for services, developed individualized plans, authorized for services, collaborated with other agencies for additional services, case management, counseling, obtained eye reports, medical reports, education and psychological records, provided job placement/job development services and adaptive equipment when needed. She also worked with a small business consultant to determine feasibility and develop a Small Business Plan for those clients that were interested in opening a small business. In addition, she worked with a variety of language experts to provide non-English speaking clients the ability to communicate and seek education and training as well as learning to speak, read and write the English language.
Alicia’s level of experience includes counseling youth and adult populations challenged by physical, cognitive, and developmental disabilities, as well as research in the area of post traumatic stress disorder.