Dr. Alexandra Duffy

(Psy.D.)

About Me

Hi there! I am Alexandra Duffy a clinical psychologist with licenses in California, Massachusetts and New Jersey. Thanks for taking a moment to learn how my counseling and therapy can be a useful tool for yourself or someone you care about. Therapy is a way to invest in yourself, have support during difficult times and deal with past issues that impact your current life and relationships. Together, we discover healthy ways to help cope with the unknown and things outside of our control.

I specialize in treating depression, anxiety, panic disorder, ADHD, eating /body image issues and Bipolar Disorder. I also work with students of all ages (and even parents) to address issues with learning, such as dyslexia, ADHD, learning disabilities and executive functioning issues (e.g., time management, procrastination, prioritizing work, regulating emotions, etc.), which can be especially challenging right now with Online and Distance Learning. I have extensive experience with the evaluation and diagnosis of ADHD, dyslexia and learning disabilities to improve overall functioning and also provide documentation for academic and test accommodations.

My therapy style is warm, interactive and collaborative. I tailor our sessions and treatment plan based on your individual needs and take into consideration your prior experience with counseling. I utilize an eclectic style incorporating psychodynamic and evidence-based modalities including cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal, and mindfulness-based interventions. I integrate healthy lifestyle techniques to improve emotional health and overall well-being by addressing sleep habits, exercise and eating patterns. I also help manage electronic media usage to find a balance between being informed and feeling worried or overwhelmed by the 24-hour news cycle and uncertainty in our lives right now.

I earned my Doctor of Clinical Psychology degree (Psy.D) from the George Washington University and Postdoctoral Master of Science in Clinical Psychopharmacology from the California School of Professional Psychology. I completed a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Harvard University’s Bureau of Study Counsel. I have worked in inpatient/residential treatment, private practice and as a Staff Psychologist at UCLA and the Georgetown University Law Center. Some of my clinical interests include identity development, perfectionism, mastering attention regulation concerns, and learning styles/strategies to improve academic performance.

I am also interested in helping actors and individuals in the creative arts to improve self-awareness, explore emotions and use relaxation techniques in the creative process, as well as to cope with rejection, criticism and stress. I have taught workshops to improve self-esteem and reduce anxiety for students, professional and healthcare workers, as well as during the audition and interview process. I have enjoyed leading Finding Focus groups and the Art of Public Speaking wellness group. These skills and techniques are beneficial during individual counseling sessions as well to increase personal effectiveness.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Self esteem
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
  • ADHD
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Abandonment , Attachment Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy

Years of Experience: 15

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

Psychologist #PSY 20193 (Expires: 2022-10-31)

Other #71-PY-PR-TEMP (Expires: 2020-12-31)

Psychologist #TE 61086295 (Expires: 2021-09-02)

Psychologist #Temp waiver (Expires: 2020-12-31)


Reviews

Written by E.V. on Aug 05, 2020 after counseling with Alexandra for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Dr. Duffy is really helpful and has been a huge force in helping me make changes to confront my anxiety better. I value her help greatly.

Written by N.A. on Jun 24, 2020 after counseling with Alexandra for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem

Dr. Duffy is an empathetic, intelligent, and capable therapist. She is a great listener, but also provides actionable feedback to help improve my own thought patterns and interpersonal relationships. I always look forward to our sessions.

Written by M.A. on Jun 23, 2020 after counseling with Alexandra for 1 month on issues concerning grief, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Love working with her.

Written by J.E. on Jun 01, 2020 after counseling with Alexandra for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Dr. Duffy is so accommodating, kind and easy to talk to!

Written by J.O. on May 15, 2020 after counseling with Alexandra for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties

Dr. Duffy has been great. She's well qualified, has a lot of experience, and is realistic and practical about your experience while holding a great capacity for a wide range of issues.