Alma Hadzidedic, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Alma embodies Root’s mission to inspire a natural and holistic approach to health & well-being. Receiving her Masters in Social Work in 2016, Alma is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Oregon who has been working at OHSU studying the long-term effects of COVID, and previously at national and international organizations serving veterans, refugees, and immigrants. She also worked in multiple specialty clinics including behavioral mental health, drug & alcohol, and residential recovery treatment programs in addition to her private practice.

Her therapeutic style is compassionate, inclusive & accepting. Alma uses LGBTQIA+ affirming, social justice-oriented, trauma-informed, and strengths-based approaches. She helps to inform her client’s options towards value-based living. Modalities and theories she calls upon when practicing are Acceptance & Commitment (ACT), Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR), Motivational Interviewing, Polyvagal theory & Attachment theory.

As a former fitness coach, she earnestly understands the connection between mind and body and when desired, weaves appropriate fitness modalities into her work with clients. Sometimes, she guides her clients with the importance of care for the physical, to facilitate understanding and breakthrough that supports one’s emotional and mental well-being.