Therapist Profile

Name:
Ms. Cherie Alexander, M.A.
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Email
Location:
303 Potrero St. #43-203 Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Phone:
(831) 600-8097
License Number
LMFT39057
Practicing Since:
1996
Additional Licenses:
MFT

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
I help people who are experiencing the painful and often overwhelming effects of death, divorce, infertility, adoption,terminal illness and more. Although anger, guilt, sadness and fear are just some of the emotions that clients often struggle with after life changing circumstances, I am devoted to fully understanding your unique and very personal experience. You will find me to be caring, engaged, and knowledgeable. My style is down to earth and collaborative. My therapeutic approach is relational, humanistic, psychodynamic and attachment based.

At your own pace, I will help you to mindfully explore your thoughts, feelings, and beliefs; heighten your awareness; and uncover your fullest self - striving to heal. As partners in this tender journey, I will provide a safe, comfortable space in which to help facilitate the healing that is waiting to happen.

I believe that through deep understanding and authentic connection clients are naturally able to access inner resources; find clarity and feel better. Knowing how important it is to find the right therapist for this process, I offer a free 30 minute consultation to give you a sense of how it would be to work together.

In addition to my work with adults, I have extensive experience working with children and teens and offer a wide variety of expressive art and sand tray therapy materials to help meet each child's individual and developmental needs. During our time together children also learn helpful ways to cope with loss - skills that can benefit them for a lifetime.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Appointments scheduled Monday - Friday 9:30 - 6:30 Saturday as arranged.
Services
Psychotherapy for children, adolescents and adults - Individual & Couples sessions
Insurance
Out-of-Network coverage
Credit Cards Accepted
Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

Degrees
M.A., Clinical Psychology, Antioch University, 1997 B.S., Human Development and Family Studies, University of Nevada, 1994

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Anxiety
Attachment Therapy
Career Stress and Changes
Childhood Trauma
Divorce/Dissolution
Grief/Loss Terminally Ill
Infertility/Adoption/Pregnancy
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Parenting
Play Therapy
Relationships
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Single Parents
Stress
Sand Tray Therapy
Supervision
Terminally Ill
Trauma

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Attachment
Developmental/Depth
Humanistic/Existential
Psychodynamic
Certifications
Certificate from the Professional Program in the Study of Loss and Grief, 2006
Languages Spoken
English
Ethnicity
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)

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