Therapy with Alejandra
As a trauma therapist, I help individuals cope with some of the toughest moments of their lives.
I believe in empowering my clients, and as my client, I would support you as you build stronger relationships with yourself and with those who are important to you. I see clients as the experts on their lives, and I hope that in creating a caring and accepting environment, you would feel comfortable to come as you are to our sessions, and together, we can explore areas of growth and change.
I work really well with people who are committed to their healing journey, and even though there’s not always a clear path or starting point, that’s when I come in to help explore your options. Many of my clients have experienced trauma in their lives, and in our therapeutic work, we explore ways to continue healing from it, and focus on you learning more about yourself and your strengths.
I’m currently keeping my practice small as I continue to work in a local clinic offering services to big companies. I previously worked for over 6.5 years in a local non-profit that serves survivors of domestic and sexual violence. This is a cause I am passionate about, and it’s an opportunity that has allowed me to work closely with immigrant and Latinx/Hispanic survivors. I’m starting to invest more time in my private practice to provide longer term therapeutic services and also provide trauma-informed therapy to survivors of other types of trauma.
EXPLORE AREAS OF
GROWTH & CHANGE
As a therapist, I have supported adults, children, teenagers and families from diverse backgrounds and experiences in their personal healing process; helping individuals and families heal from family violence, sexual assault, sexual abuse, traumas related to systemic violence and other traumas.
I am passionate about working with individuals, couples and families from diverse backgrounds, identities and experiences, including people of color and the LGBTQ+ community. I specialize in providing support for Latinx/Hispanic and bi/multi cultural clients.
LEARN YOUR STRENGTHS
GET TO KNOW ME
I’m a Latinx therapist based in Austin, TX. I grew up in El Salvador and lived there for the majority of my life. I’m fully bilingual in Spanish and English and have knowledge of both Hispanic/Latinx and American culture. I moved to Austin in 2014 to pursue a career in counseling/therapy. I always planned to move back home, however Austin captured my heart, and years later: I’m still here!
My identity and life story have shaped my passion to support the populations I serve, and it has motivated me to offer social justice oriented, culturally affirming and inclusive therapeutic services.
Most of my immediate family continues to live in El Salvador, so living far away from them led me to create my own little family here in Austin. When I’m not working, I’m usually spending time with my friends, watching movies and TV shows, swimming or dancing.
LICENSES, EDUCATION & TRAININGS
- Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist - Supervisor (LMFT #202843)
- Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC #77345)
- Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, University of California, Davis (2010)
- Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy and Counseling, St. Edward's University (2016)
- EMDR Trained (Basic Training & Protocols for Early Care and Ongoing Traumatic Stress)
- Internal Family Systems (IFS Level 1)
- Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)