I have been working in the mental health field for 10 years, starting as a direct care provider when I was a Bachelor's student at Michigan State University. Over the years, I have served individuals in a variety of capacities, including case management, clinical lead at a crisis center, and as a director for a residential program. My background stems heavily in working with individuals with an Intellectual Developmental Disability, persistent Mental Illness, and behavioral challenges. I am also trained in trauma informed care and mental health first aid.
I take a very person-centered and strengths based approach when working with clients. This is critical for me and a pillar to my practice. I want to empower others to make a difference within their journey. I am passionate about helping others reach their highest potential. I am hopeful to provide support and compassion to all clients that I am fortunate enough to work with!
After the loss of a brother and sister in a vehicle accident in 2007, Alexandra recognized the importance of therapy and trauma-informed care at a young age. Alexandra felt the innate drive and passion for helping others, much like the support she felt after her family tragedy. After high school, Alexandra sought a degree that would support her passion. During this, Alexandra completed an internship with an adoption agency, another area of social work that has deeply impacted Alexandra's life. Her career goal and personal goal is simple: to support others through the curveballs that life throws at them.
Alexandra graduated from Michigan State University, with her Bachelor's of Arts in Psychology in 2015. Throughout her career, Alexandra desired to take social work a step further, enrolling in Michigan State University's Master of Social Work Program. Alexandra's expected graduation date is spring of 2023.