While Dr. Alexandra Emmons treats common mental health issues, such as depression and anxiety, her true expertise and passion is helping people facilitate more compassionate, respectful and effective human relationships. Her work as a therapist provides a unique opportunity to be of assistance in facilitating the growth and transformation that often arise out of painful experiences, losses, and transitions. Dr. Emmons takes a collaborative approach to therapy, helping clients connect with their own sense of resiliency, growing stronger each day through the safety of a caring and nurturing relationship, developing respect and acceptance.
EducationAttended Lawrence University in northern Wisconsin with a Bachelor of Arts and the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University, where she obtained her Master’s and Doctorate degrees in Clinical Psychology.
TrainingHer initial training was with children and families at Santa Anita Family Service and the Psychological Services Center in Alhambra where she provided therapy to individuals struggling with substance abuse and parenting issues, as well as play therapy with children and facilitated a social skills group for elementary school children.
She previously worked at the UCLA Simms/Mann Center for Integrative Oncology and co-facilitated a support group for young adults with cancer, providing individual therapy and counseling to cancer patients and survivors. Also ran a surgical education group for breast cancer patients with a nurse practitioner and was part of an integrative psychosocial team in UCLA’s Follow Up, Survivorship, and Multidisciplinary Clinics. Her final internship and post-doctoral hours were completed at The Saturday Center for Psychotherapy in Santa Monica where she received intensive advanced psychodynamic training.
Affiliations- UCLA Simms/Mann Center for Integrative Oncology - The Saturday Center for Psychotherapy - Santa Anita Family Service
ServicesAlexandra Emmons is a Psychologist located in Santa Monica, CA. A psychologist focuses on the evaluation, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of mental, emotional and behavioral health issues. The following treatment philosophies influence much her work with clients:
Provides insight into unconscious motivations that drive your current life choices, behaviors, and actions. These insights can free you to respond to life situations with intention rather than to react unconsciously.
Encourages you to cultivate an open and compassionate relationship to yourself. Having an attitude of self-acceptance is crucial to making positive changes in your life.
Encourages individuals to actively and non-judgmentally observe their thoughts, feelings, and sensations, allowing one to live fully and presently in each moment.
The belief that psychological (thoughts, emotions, and behaviors), biological, social, as well as spiritual aspects of one’s life all contribute to an individual’s overall health and wellness.
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