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Dr. Alexander Edwards, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Trauma, Abuse Anger management Depression
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About me

Alexander S. Edwards, PsyD., LCSW
You have just taking the biggest step towards mental stability. Thank you for taking the time to review my professional biography: I have my Doctorate in Psychology (Psy.D) from California Southern University and my Master’s Degree in Social Work (MSW) from California State University, Long Beach. I have over 15 years of clinical experience across a variety of settings including outpatient specialty clinics, Forensic inpatient, crisis intervention, Crisis Negotiations, structured outpatient programs, inpatient psychiatric, large nonprofits, and private practice.
In addition, I have taught graduate social work courses at California State University, Los Angeles. I have also provided clinical and administrative supervision to social work student, interns and professionals. Along with a broad range of clinical experience working with individuals, families and groups across the life span in the following areas:
•Depression and Bipolar Disorder
•Individuals with Special Needs
•Anxiety Disorders
•Behavioral and Discipline Challenges
•Self-Harm Behavior
•Complicated Grief Reactions
•Chronic Pain and Chronic Illness
•Anger and Stress Management
•Trauma and Abuse
•Family and Relationship Issues
•Adults with Special Needs
•Suicide Assessment and Risk Reduction
•Group Psychotherapy
•Chronic Mental Illness
•Couple’s Conflict
•Self-image and Self-Esteem Issues
Furthermore, my approach emphasizes the mutual development of goals for therapy and provision of ongoing evaluation of the therapeutic approach. Services can include individual, couples, family and group therapy across the lifespan. My training includes: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Anger-Management, Domestic Violence, Reality Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy and Crisis Intervention. At the same time, I continue to seek ongoing updates to his skills and knowledge base. I am invested in an approach emphasizing a more integrative, dynamic, and holistic approach to mental health services. With particular concerns with the impact of loss, trauma and improving intervention to support trauma recovery for better emotional, physical and relationship health.

Professional experience

15yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Addictions Trauma, Abuse Anger management Depression

Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Co-morbidity, Communication problems, Control issues, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and shame, HIV / AIDS, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Immigration Issues, Isolation / loneliness, Jealousy, Life purpose, Men's issues, Midlife crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and financial issues, Mood disorders , Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Post-traumatic stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Self-Harm, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social anxiety and phobia, Workplace issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

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License information

CA LCSW 28987