Henry Alicea moved to the New England area at the age of 18, from San Juan, Puerto Rico. At that point, he began to explore the field of Human Services, working as a residential staff volunteer for two years at Youth Challenge of Greater Hartford, CT, in a two phase substance abuse program.
He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Services at Springfield College. At the same time, he began to work for the Department of Children and Families in Connecticut (DCF), continuing there for eight and a half years.
He continued his education in Counseling Psychology, obtaining a Master’s degree from Cambridge College. Henry has worked for a methadone program, the Springfield School Department, a counseling outpatient clinic, and the Hampden County Sheriff’s Department.
For the past three years, he has worked at Behavior Health Network as a Crisis Clinician, a Professional Development Trainer, and part of the Trauma Response Team. He is also involved in a faith community setting, where he serves and enjoys helping the community.
Henry is an outgoing person and a strong believer of education. He believes strongly that “Knowledge is the only thing in life that no one can take away from you.” Henry describes himself as someone that is learning every day, and eager to share his knowledge with the upcoming generation.