Christina Alexander, MA LMFT RDT MHP

 

Christina Alexander Counseling, PLLC

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Finding a therapist can be hard work! I am happy to offer a free introductory phone call to see if I might be a good fit for you or your family.
 
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Established clients

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Values and Philosophy

I operate from a strengths-based perspective, and believe that all children, youth and families are resilient and capable of overcoming challenges. I believe that families are the experts of their own experiences, and have the right to be treated respectfully and be provided competent care. All children and youth deserve to have their voices heard, opportunities for success, skills and tools for navigating the world, and feelings of hope and happiness. Mental health clinicians have a responsibility as part of a larger community to help nurture and develop resilience in all children and youth. It is my job to seek awareness of culture, community, and the values of individual youths and families, and flexibly deliver services that are tailored to meet each family's unique needs.

Education, Certification and Professional Associations

Master of Arts in Psychology, dual concentrations in Marriage & Family Therapy and Drama Therapy, 2013
Antioch University Seattle
Seattle, WA

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, 2010
Western Washington University
Bellingham, WA

Bachelor of Arts in Theatre, 2010
Western Washington University
Bellingham, WA

Certified PCIT Therapist, 2018
PCIT International

Member of North American Drama Therapy Association (NADTA), 2010

Member of American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), 2018

Licenses to Practice and Registration

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
License number: LF60815915

 
 
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Therapeutic Techniques

As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Registered Drama Therapist, my practice combines traditional talk therapy with artistic, experiential, and play-based therapeutic techniques. My approach is to compliment, enhance, and expand evidence-based cognitive behavioral treatment models through creative and expressive means. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) seeks to alleviate symptoms and promote personal growth through processing emotions, cognitive re-structuring, and behavioral modification. These targets are traditionally approached primarily through talk therapy; my treatment works toward these goals by additionally incorporating the intentional use of creative arts. Clients connect with and express feelings, alter personal narratives, and "try on" and explore alternative actions experientially and through play in a warm, supportive environment.

I am also certified in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), a short-term and highly structured treatment proven to improve the caregiver-child bond, increase warmth and attachment, and reduce child behavioral problems. As a child and family therapist, an important part of my work is with parents and caregivers to help with parenting concerns and provide positive parenting support.

FEES AND INSURANCE

My counseling sessions are approximately 45-55 minutes. My standard session fee is $130.  Initial consultation/intake fee is $175. I have some ability to adjust fees when needed to ensure services are accessible. Please ask me for more information!

I am considered out-of-network with most insurance companies. If you would like to use insurance to help pay for counseling, I recommend you contact customer service for your specific insurance program to confirm your coverage. You can give them my information (NPI #1922508860) to see what the coverage would be for my services, specifically.