Welcome to my profile and to the first step toward your reinvention. I'm here to help you make your desires become a reality; whatever that means for you. Whether you crave a healthier outlook, a more ambitious lifestyle, a calmer home environment, a more supportive social network, a fulfilling career, a definitive sense of self, or simply, a better night's sleep, I can help guide you there.
I am a motivated, published and clinically-minded LCSW with rigorous experience in acute psychiatry, substance dependence, intimate partner issues, behavioral health evaluative services, parenting and child/family work who provides therapy services in the hospital setting, and previously, in the Department of Veteran's Affairs, and I'm seeking new client prospects who are committed to self-betterment.
I had the privilege of training at the Beck Institute in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, a modality that is evidenced-based for the treatment of depressive and anxiety disorders, as well as, anger issues, chronic pain, poor body image, low self-esteem, troubled sleep, managing relationship stress, coping with physical illness and more. I utilize other modalities, such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Image Rehearsal Therapy, Family Based Therapy, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy and others, depending on the desires of each client.
I set goals with my clients and reach them, act as a believer when they can't or won't believe in themselves and provide structured out-of-session assignments to achieve solid, long-lasting and generalizable results.
One day soon, you won't need me but in the meantime, lets get to work!
I specialize in the following:
Specific Phobias (performance, flying, etc)
Body Image Issues
Divorce, Marital conflict
Disorders of Childhood (ADHD, Conduct Disorder etc)
Family Relationship Issues
Phase of life issues
I utilize the following treatment modalities:
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
Image Rehearsal Therapy
Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
Life and Career Coaching
Family Based Therapy
My current client base consists of:
Young Adults (19-35)
Adolescents/Teenagers (14 to19)
Children (6 to 10)
Toddlers/Preschoolers (2 to 6)
Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Career difficulties, Depression, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Commitment Issues, Divorce and Separation, Family of Origin Issues, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
PA LCSW CW016601
VA LCSW 0904007770
Alex is very understanding, reliable and non-judgmental. She never pressures you into doing anything or talking about anything that your not comfortable with. Rather than tell you what to do to get better, she draws the solutions out of you to help you reach your goals. Thank you Alex!
Written on Nov 03, 2019 after therapy with Alexandra for 2 years on issues concerning stress, anxiety
Alex has been extremely helpful. Great listener, responds quickly, and has really helped me view things in different perspectives. Terrific counselor!
Written on Jul 11, 2019 after therapy with Alexandra for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, eating disorders, self esteem, and anger management
Alexandra takes an active approach. She pinpoints the underlying issues, discuss the varied ways they effect your life and finally creates a strategy to nullify it.
Written on Jun 23, 2018 after therapy with Alexandra for 7 months on issues concerning relationship, and self esteem
Alexandra is wonderful. I feel like she truly understands me and her advice is very constructive and useful for getting through tough times. Her words of support have meant the world to me, I love being able to message her any time.
Written on Jan 04, 2018 after therapy with Alexandra for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career