Alexa has practiced the healing arts for more than thirty years. She has trained for and explored the value of living a creative life. She received an M.S. in Health Education at San Francisco State University. She has trained in the creative arts, including movement therapy, expressive art, dreamwork, and storytelling. She has taught in the community college system and offered workshops in healthy living, creative life expression, and healing. She has a background in dance, movement therapy,and creative dreamwork.
She attended Pacifica Graduate Institute to study depth psychology and received an M.A. in Counseling Psychology. She has been in private practice as a licensed marriage and family therapist in Redding since 2000. She has been working in consultation with Paul Aikin, Ph.D., studying psychodynamic relational psychotherapy since 2007. In 2008, she trained and became a facilitator in the process of SoulCollage (r), a creative arts practice for accessing inner wisdom through art and exploration and currently offers ongoing workshops in the Redding area. She has been active as a co-leader in a mindfulness based meditation group for twenty years. She is currently training in Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy and increasing her focus on couple work.
Her passion is in the mythology and ritual initiation of women in transition. She has led ceremonies to assist those in transition for many years. Her knowledge of ancient myths, fairy tales, and poetry informs her therapy practice making it a creative exploration for the client.