Alexa McElroy, MA, LPCC
I identify as a bisexual/queer cis-woman and I honor therapy as a space where all of our identities are important. I believe that when we experience hardship without support, we learn to defend against emotions that would be simply too much to hold alone. My goal is to undo that aloneness through regulating your nervous system and accompanying you as my real, genuine self. My clients typically come to therapy when their defenses hold them back from loving relationships or a fulfilling life. Together, we can place trust in your emotions as powerful guides towards healing while learning new ways of coping that enhance your wellbeing.
I draw from Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Processing (AEDP) which is based on attachment theory and affective neuroscience. I have experience working with individuals dealing with trauma, identity exploration, substance use/addiction, grief and loss, self-esteem, chronic illness, perfectionism, and anxiety and depression symptoms. My perspective is shaped by the years I have spent in educational and non-profit settings as a clinician, teacher, client advocate, advisor, and researcher. I adapt my treatment methods to your specific needs and goals for therapy to provide the best quality care.
- Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate (LPCC)
- Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
- Harm Reduction
- HIV Related Affirming Care