The most important thing I bring to the table is my hope for my clients. You may not be able to see the light at the end of the tunnel, but you've made a huge step by reaching out! Let's sit down and try to work this through, because I believe there is hope.
My name is Alexandra (Alex) Brink. I have my Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Therapy from Regent University and received my License in Professional Counseling (LPC) in 2014. I have an academic focus in Marriage and Family Studies and have worked the first half of my career with children with mood, behavior, and/or developmental disorders, and the most recent half I've specialized in treating adults with anxiety, among many other issues or concerns. I have a strong grasp of Behavior Therapy when working on parenting skills and with the children themselves. During my time with adult individuals, my style tends to be more person-centered and yet solution-focused. I'm not afraid to pull from many different counseling modalities in order to best serve your needs. A strong therapeutic relationship is needed in order to progress through the therapeutic process. To me, that means that you are comfortable with me and I really understand where you are coming from. Something that might set me apart, is I am rather holistic in my approach. This means, I'm examining your whole experience (body, mind and soul). I've found that balancing physical and mental health, as well as any spiritual concerns can really make a difference in your success.
A little about me: For now I work part-time and primarily stay at home with my three children. I've been married 11 years and currently live in the Pittsburgh, PA area. I have been getting into painting lately and it's been so fun to have something just for me. I have struggled regularly with chronic illness for 15 years now. I'm no stranger to how grief, illness, and major life changes can effect a person. Strong supports in my life have helped me get through and I hope that I can be the extra support that you need now. I look forward to meeting you.
Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Intellectual Disability, Life Purpose, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Postpartum Depression, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Social Anxiety and Phobia
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
PA LPC PC009111
NJ LPC 37PC00913800
Alexandria is very patient and tries to understand every feeling I'm having and help me find ways to cope with them that are not my normal destructive methods. She's a great listener and has helped me through a lot!
Written on Aug 10, 2023 after therapy with Alexandra for 3 years and 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and adhd
Alexandra has been extremely helpful in helping me figure out methods to sort out my thoughts and calm my anxiousness. She is very understanding and kind.
Written on Jun 30, 2020 after therapy with Alexandra for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem
Alexandra is amazing. She has helped me in the little time we have had together. She's helped me with ways to cope with anxiety and made me realize a lot about my past. She listens to you and respects you.
Written on Mar 26, 2020 after therapy with Alexandra for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, eating disorders, and self esteem