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

  • Phone

  • Video

Languages

English

Spanish


Licensing

LMHC #MH14763 (Expires: 2023-03-31)


Reviews

Written by K.Y. on Apr 07, 2021 after counseling with Alexandra for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

She has been very patient and responsive