- Anxiety Treatment
- Chronic Illness Counseling
- Depression Treatment
- Eating Disorder Treatment
- Emotional Eating Therapy
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder Treatment
- Infertility Counseling
- Life Transitions Counseling
- Panic Attack Treatment
- Parenting Skills & Support
- Perinatal and Postpartum Treatment
- Relationship Counseling
- Self-Esteem Counseling
- Social Anxiety Treatment
- Stress Management
- Therapy for Women
- Young Adult Therapy
In my family, food was both love and something to be wary of. I’ve tried every diet and plan available – hoping to change my relationship with food to something “normal” – even if I didn’t know what normal meant! Over time and through training, I’ve come to see that a healthy relationship with food is possible and that I recognize my emotional needs find ways to meet them, without turning to food as a comfort or an answer. As I saw a positive change in my own life and realized how common and painful emotional eating can be, I became dedicated to helping other people overcome compulsive, emotional, or binge eating from the inside out.
Alex's Other Specialities
Because I myself have experienced and overcome feelings of sadness, anxiety, and uncertainty, I know that you don’t have to continue to feel this way. In therapy, we can begin to work through your negative thoughts and emotions and develop your strengths, resources, and instincts – increasing your confidence and sense of well-being. Sometimes the most important first step is knowing that you are not alone and that someone is here to listen and hear you talk about your experiences.
More About Alex
When we meet I will prioritize ensuring that you feel heard and understood and will strive to demonstrate empathy and caring for your thoughts and feelings. From there, I will collaborate with you to change some of your automatic thoughts and assumptions that may be preventing you from accessing your own intrinsic abilities and strengths. Finally, I will work with you to develop plans of action and the skills you feel you need to make the changes you want to make in your life.
History And Qualifications
Alexandra is a Licensed Professional Counselor, with a Master’s degree in Counseling from the University of Houston, license #74926, and a Juris Doctorate from Georgetown University. She is trained in Intuitive Eating and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and conducts regular DBT Skills Groups. She worked in the fields of corporate and international law for over seven years before leaving her practice to focus on her children and family. Alexandra has also previously worked in the University of Houston’s counseling service, where she specialized in issues of depression, anxiety, and life skills development.
Graduate Degree: University of Houston - Master’s degree in Counseling
Counselor Affiliations: DBT - Dialectical Behavioral Therapy , Specializes in issues of depression, anxiety, and life skills development
Undergraduate Degree: Georgetown University - Juris Doctorate
What Clients Are Saying
My Therapist is Present With Me
I think having someone listen to me – nonjudgmentally – and let me go through things on my mind is of number one importance. My therapist is present with me in our sessions and seems to have a good awareness of when to reach in and ask questions and when to let the information just flow.