Life can be messy, chaotic, and complicated; therapy is a lot like spring cleaning. Together, we will work to unpack and reorganize your life to find meaning, connection, understanding, and even humor. I aim to hold a compassionate, honest space that allows you to reach your goals and build on your strengths.”
Alex uses a trauma-informed, person-centered approach to support individuals with a variety of issues, including depression, anxiety, life transitions, low self-esteem, trauma, and relationship issues. She also works with adults that have been or have a loved one who has been diagnosed with cancer or a chronic illness.
Alex focuses on creating an empathic relationship with her clients to align their physical, mental, social, and emotional goals with therapy.
Prior to coming to The Viva Center, Alex worked at Cancer Support Community, where she helped develop psychosocial resources to support communities impacted by cancer.
Alex worked with patients with cancer and other diseases at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). At NIH, Alex gained a deeper understanding of how the mind and body are connected and the importance of incorporating both for healing.
Alex received her MSW from University of Maryland Baltimore.
To reach Alex, email email@example.com
First Meeting Documents
In preparation for the first visit, you will be asked to fill out the following forms:
Each of our Clinical Associates is a licensed practitioner. As required by licensure, treatment under a licensed practitioner is confidential. This form explains limitations to that confidentiality required by licensure. It also outlines the collaborative nature of the therapeutic relationship and co-responsibility for treatment outcomes.
Financial Agreement This form outlines The Viva Center’s financial policies. Here at Viva, we offer special accommodations to assist with cash flow and to simplify payments. As a professional courtesy, clients opting to pay with a credit card are not billed until the end of the month, although fees are technically due at the time of service. This allows time for insurance to send reimbursement closer to the time of payment.
This form serves 2 purposes: It helps to capture the baseline experience when beginning treatment, allowing for an opportunity to take stock of current status. It also helps the clinician gather important background information without taking extra time in the first session. The first page of this form is required, and the others are supplemental. It is fine to exercise the decision to leave out any areas of the form. Please keep in mind any areas elected not to be disclosed at this time may be relevant to treatment outcomes.
Credit Card Authorization Form
This form is only required if electing to use a credit card to pay for services. Conveniently, this form only needs to be filled out once and is stored securely. Payment with cash or checks is also accepted.