Alexandra Therrien

About Me

My name is Alexandra Therrien, I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and currently pursuing my Doctoral Degree in Clinical Sexology with a specialization in Transgender Care from the International Institute of Clinical Sexology.

I earned a Master’s of Science Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Carlos Albizu University and Bachelor’s in Science Degree in Psychology from Nova SouthEasternUniversity. I am bilingual- proficient in English and Spanish- and as a result have the opportunity to apply my skills with a range of culturally diverse clients.

I started my career by volunteering at homeless shelters, then transitioned to work on forensic psychology helping ex-convicts to re-enter the community, I held groups and individual therapy for domestic abuse, alcohol abuse and parenting. I also had the opportunity to work with cancer patients and their families by supporting them and guiding them through that painful path of illness and recovery from cancer. Then my journey took me to helping children and families with all kinds of issues including sex abuse, schizophrenia, cerebral palsy patients, amongst others. Due to my passion to help the most in need or those that are forgotten in our community, I decided to advocate for inmates, specifically the mentally ill, so I began to work with the Inpatient Psychiatric Unit population in a Florida prison. It was challenging but I succeeded in contributing to that population.

Since the beginning, the focus of my clinical work has been to support individuals, couples, and families on multifaceted issues including mental health, abuse/violence, stress, anxiety, depression, bereavement/grief, death/dying, and relationship issues.

As a result of my journey as an advocate for change, it is my professional mission and calling to help couples, including LGBTQ community, to create positive and healthy relationships.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Antisocial Personality , Attachment Issues , BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Languages

English

Spanish


Licensing

LMHC #MH14763 (Expires: 2021-03-31)


Reviews

Written by M.A. on Feb 28, 2021 after counseling with Alexandra for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem

Its been 2 weeks. She very encouraging. Non judgmental and understands an empathic person need for boundaries. So difficult to do.

Written by E.M. on Feb 25, 2021 after counseling with Alexandra for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

So kind, helping me greatly. I’m a first time patient to therapy-it’s become something I look forward to and find a moment of peace in my busy life.

Written by C.H. on Feb 23, 2021 after counseling with Alexandra for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

One of the best and sincerest therapists I will ever have . If I can choose her for life I will . She truly listens and understands you and acknowledges every move . I Love her like a best friend .

Written by V.I. on Feb 13, 2021 after counseling with Alexandra for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Alexandra is absolutely amazing. I am so happy to have her as a therapist

Written by C.H. on Feb 10, 2021 after counseling with Alexandra for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, and self esteem

Alexandra has been great! She responds to my texts quickly and really listens to my what I have to say, but also tells me what I need to hear. I look forward to working with her more soon!

Written by B.R. on Feb 09, 2021 after counseling with Alexandra for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, copin

Alexandra is an excellent therapist. She listens very well and gives very constructive, non biased advice. I have only had 3 sessions, but I already feel better using the tools Alexandra has given me. I strongly recommend her.

Written by G.A. on Feb 09, 2021 after counseling with Alexandra for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

She's amazing. After my therapy sessions with her, I feel heard and understood.