I am a bilingual, Afro-Latina, Marriage and Family Therapist with over 10 years of experience working with families, couples and individuals. Supporting, guiding and reassuring others have been an integral part of my career. I am dedicated to providing individuals and families the tools for their own growth and self-sufficiency. As a life coach, parent advocate/educator, family reunification worker and therapist, I have had the absolute pleasure of working with clients from a variety of backgrounds. I have experience working with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career and life challenges, ADHD, Autism, and much more. I also help many people who have experienced emotional or physical trauma.
I have an eclectic and integrative style of therapy. I often use therapeutic modalities that are adaptable and can help you achieve the best possible outcomes. I work with families from a systemic perspective with the ultimate goal of understanding the individual and families at a higher level. I truly believe that respectful, sensitive and compassionate treatment of others is the best approach. Judgement, labeling and inequality are not values I embrace.
My approach combines Cognitive-behavioral, Humanistic, Psychodynamic, Structural Family Therapy, Strategic Family Therapy, Client-centered Therapy, Internal Family System, and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
I believe that seeking help when needed shows not just courage, but a greater level of awareness and desire to improve one’s life. Know that I am happy to be on your corner and help you in this process.
I look forward to working with you!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Family conflicts
- Parenting issues
- Coping with life changes
Trauma and abuse , Grief , Depression , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Attachment Issues , Autism and Asperger Syndrome , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Dependent Personality , Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) , Divorce and Separation , Emptiness , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Fatherhood Issues , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Hoarding , Immigration Issues , Impulsivity , Isolation/Loneliness , Life Purpose , Men's Issues , Midlife Crisis , Money and Financial Issues , Multicultural Concerns , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Phobias , Post-traumatic Stress , Prejudice and Discrimination , Self-Love , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LMFT #002721 (Expires: 2022-01-31)
Alexandra has been very helpful in guiding me through a challenge I'm currently having. She has opened my eyes to understand situations deeper. She's thoughtful in her responses to me and makes me feel better about the situation while being very honest.
I wasn't sure what to expect going into the session because it was the first time I'd done any sort of therapy, but Dr. Martinez made it easy to get comfortable quickly.