Alexis' Services & Areas of Focus

Psychotherapy & Counseling

There is a certain vulnerability associated with growth and change--and I appreciate your courage and the steps and you are taking to move forward-- I know life's circumstances are sometimes painful and throw us off center.


You dont have to go through it alone--therapy can be a valuable process that allows you to deepen into yourself, create space to grow, heal, make changes needed to lead a more satisfying life, feel more grounded, and bring you back to feeling like your authentic self again.


I serve primarily adults for individual therapy.


One common question is: "How can therapy really help me?"


Some common outcomes of therapy can include:

  • Relief from anxiety and depression
  • Improved relationships with partners, parents, families, and your community
  • Ability to find your authentic voice and ability to set clear and kind boundaries
  • Reduced stress 
  • Better sleep and rest
  • Understanding anger, frustration and irritiblity
  • Support during life transitions
  • Parenting and co-parenting solutions
  • Development of practical life skills to take therapy "out of the office"
  • Quieting "mind chatter" and taming a harsh 'inner critic'
  • Expanded self esteem and deepening sense of SELF
  • Transforming and letting go of resentments, guilt, shame and emotional pain
  • Understanding the role (and acceptance) of uncomfortable emotions like: anger, guilt, shame, self-criticism, resentment and judgement
  • Reconnecting with joy and the sense of feeling "alive"
  • An overall sense of well-being, groundedness, connection, creativity, compassion, calm, confidence, courage, clarity, and forgiveness
  • Having a sense of "okay-ness" with life with the ability to 'tolerate' life's ups and downs with confidence and reslience.


Other Areas of Focus

Other areas of focus include:

  • Undergraduate and graduate university students and trainees
  • Supervision towards MFT licensure
  • Authentic living
  • Reslience skills
  • Self compassion
  • Boundary setting
  • Recovery from trauma
  • Relief from anger, shame, and guilt
  • Tuning in to the mind/body connection through mindfulness
  • Healing from loss
  • Peaceful divorce
  • Women's issues
  • Life transitions
  • Decision making
  • Family relationship issues
  • Workplace difficulties
  • Parent coaching
  • Communication skills, assertiveness training, and/or boundary setting
  • LGBTQIA+ identity and relationships
  • Deafness, Deaf Culture (including CODA's), Deaf, hard-of-hearing, and exploration of late-deafened identity



Psychotherapy and counseling services are provided in English, American Sign Lanuage, and other signed communication systems such as Signing Exact English.

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