Since completing her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., Elicia has worked with clientele of diverse backgrounds in a multitude of practice settings, from private and community mental health to correctional and hospital sites. She completed her internship and focused training in weight loss services at Temple University Hospital before moving to Arizona in 2007. From 2007-2009, she worked among faculty of Argosy and Midwestern University (MWU) Clinical Psychology doctoral programs and helped to establish the Psychology clinic at MWU multidisciplinary clinic.
Currently, she works as Home-Based Primary Care Psychologist for the Phoenix VA and maintains a part-time private practice, where she offers weight loss services and psychotherapy in English, Farsi, and Spanish. Elicia also serves as the Diversity Representative to the Arizona Psychological Association. As a member of the Professional Advisory Committee for notMYkid, she cultivates her interests in advocating for youth and less advantaged members of our communities.