Effective Solutions for the Challenges You Face

Guidance to Help You Heal

Dr. Susan B. Alexander, Ph.D.

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Life is full of challenges. Depression. Anxiety. Illness. Confusion. Growing Up. Getting Older. Often we mask our troubles with smiles or withdraw into irritability. But with the right help, you can embrace personal challenges. With care, compassion, and clinical expertise, Dr. Alexander helps people of all ages grow beyond the confusion to a place of clarity and strength.

Understanding Your Needs

Dr. Alexander’s goal is to get to know you as a person – how you think, feel, and view the world. She does this by understanding how you grew up and the issues you are struggling with today. It is her clinical understanding and ability to pinpoint the nature of your issues that helps her give you a more accurate diagnosis. That is why she has become a trusted resource for numerous physicians, school counselors, and fellow professionals.

Dr. Alexander is trained in a variety of treatment methods that address different types of problems. Treatment methods include cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, interpersonal, and humanistic. If you want or need medication, Dr. Alexander will consult with your family doctor or a psychiatrist about a prescription and will guide you through the process

How Therapy Works

A therapy session is different from an appointment with your medical doctor.  To be successful, therapy requires an active effort (work) on your part during and between sessions.  The therapy process has proven to have many benefits for people who make a commitment to work on their issues.  Benefits include better relationships, resolution of specific problems, and significant reductions in feelings of distress.  Therapy can stimulate a variety of uncomfortable feelings as you recollect and work through events in your past and present, and you will not leave every session feeling happy and content!  But these feelings of discomfort pass, and they let you know the process is working for you.

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