My name is Alexis and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida. I relocated to Florida in 2013 from New York State. I have experience working with individuals throughout the lifespan. I have training in Infant Mental Health and Trauma- Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. In 2017, I was recognized for my work with the child welfare system and received the Exchange Club Family Center Award of Excellence for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect. I have years of experience working with children from infant-18 years old.
My goal as a therapist is to find solutions that work for you on an individual basis, helping you to discover the true potential of your life, so everyday can be a celebration, and feel like a real ‘breath of fresh air.’ There may be no magic button or quick-fix solution when it comes to changing things from the past that have been difficult, but what we can do is work together to find comfort and resolve in the difficult areas of your life, and the challenges you have to face. Through various techniques and long-standing approaches with proven results, we’ll be able to figure out what behaviors and/or thoughts might be holding you back from living your best life, and finding meaning in everyday situations.
I believe that establishing trust within the counseling relationship is paramount. My specialty areas include: depression, anxiety, adjustment related stress, relational stress, parenting issues, and trauma. I tend to utilize cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-based modalities, along with other theoretical orientations to guide treatment. I believe that every person deserves a individual based treatment approach, your needs and goals will be the foundation of what we will accomplish together. I am easy going, excited, motivated, and truly passionate about my role as "helper".
I look forward to speaking with you and working together to make tomorrow GREAT!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Self esteem
- Coping with life changes
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , ADHD , Abandonment , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Communication Problems , Family of Origin Issues , Guilt and Shame , Impulsivity , Infidelity , Isolation/Loneliness , Life Purpose , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Love , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
LMHC #15281 (Expires: 2021-03-01)
LPC #NJDCATEMP-017840 (Expires: 2021-02-28)
After six months with her I had tremendous improvements in my mental health that I would not have seen otherwise. We were able to talk through so many of my concerns which helped me thoroughly understand the areas I needed to improve. I’m thankful for this experience and I’m so grateful for her support throughout the process.
She is a great counselor. She listens to you and responds timely and does not make you feel like what you are feeling is obsolete.
Helped me through really rough times.
We are so grateful to have found Alexis! She is helping our daughter immensely. This online platform truly helps to facilitate access to counseling for our daughter, she can even reach out to her whenever she needs. We look forward to seeing our daughter continue to grow. Thanks, Alexis!
She is a fantastic counselor. She takes time to listen and understand your concerns.
She has been very helpful and insightful!
I’m so glad I found Alexis.
I have had a couple sessions with Alexis and I can honestly say that she has been the best therapist I’ve had by far!!!!!! She listens to me and even when I’m at a loss for words she keeps going. I love that. She’s made me comfortable with speaking to her and I know she genuinely cares. She goes the extra mile to help and I’m so thankful for that. Wishing that she was the first therapist I had.
Alexis is great and helps me understand why my mind thinks what it thinks. She uses the therapy I have already had and shows me other ways to use it. CBT is something I have heard about, but never really understood and she makes it so simple for me.
I've only had one session with Alexis, but it was fantastic! I felt understood and heard immediately, she has a way of making me feel like she's truly listening and caring for what I have to say. I loved how she explained her approach and background - she gained my trust very quickly. Her counseling was very helpful and concrete, and I'm looking forward to working more with her.
She’s a very kind and understanding counselor, but also very relatable which has been extremely hard to find for me.
Alexis helped me overcome a lot of the major complications in my life and helped me see that I am in control of my emotions and feelings. She helped with relationships and helped me organize my thoughts. She would always respond and support me when I felt weak and helpless, and made me see why I am feeling that way and how to solve it. I fell liken I'm in the right path now, in the right mindset to solve my daily problems myself and not feel overwhelmed. I will recommend her to anyone dealing with family issues, feelings if helplessness, leading to depression and anxiety. Thank you Alexis.
Alexis has been phenomenal. This was my first real therapy experience and I’ve found it to be very productive. Alexis has helped me to feel grounded and more in control. She’s been supportive and knowledgeable about my problems and how to best guide me through them. She’s really made the past few months significantly easier. I’ve actually been sleeping through the night for the first time in like 3 years. It’s been great and all thanks to the help and support of Alexis.
She is very involved in my issues and offers great guidance. She helping me through a really tough time and I don’t know how I could get through it without her.
I have come a long way. With the help of Alexis, I have accomplished things I thought I'd never do. I am glad I did this, it has benefited me so much. With the guidance and encouragement of Alexis, I am more confident in myself and I see a clear path to success and happiness. I have learned to control myself and not doubt myself. It is hard to let go but I know I will be fine and if I need she will still be here for me. Thank you Alexis you have truly helped me change my life. I am so grateful. I wish you the best!
Alexis is a kind hearted woman who tells you the truth. She helped me realize I'm not alone in a lot of the things I would fret over. She helped develop steps to work on the issues I had and to see how to work through them. She is amazing.
Alexis has been nothing short of amazing. She helped my spouse and I get through a really tough time. She's been kind and understanding without judgement. She's very relatable and it felt like talking to an impartial friend. I would recommend her to anyone!
Alexis is extremely down to earth and yet masterful. In the short time I reached out to her she offered me a variety of resources and insightful counsel. I appreciate the work and care she gives me.
I have absolutely loved working with Alexis. She has been so helpful in any area of my daily life that has caused me trouble or frustration. She offers a perspective on situations that I simply would not have seen otherwise. I have recommended this site to several of my friends and family members!
She has been great! I have recommended this site to a couple of friends. I love it.
Alexis listens to my concerns and gives me tools and techniques I can use to improve my situation. I greatly appreciate her examples and how she applies theories to my own life experiences.
Alexis is great, very helpful.
Alexis had helped me so much in finding my trigger points and working through various issues that I'm facing. She's given me such great resources and I'm in such a better place now mentally.
Alexis James is very easy to open up to and offers wonderful insight. I highly recommend her... She’s helped give me clarity.
She is one of the best therapists I have had.
My counselor seems to be able to pinpoint exactly what is going on with myself and my emotions. She has great responses to my issues and gives me plenty of things to think about after our sessions end. I would definitely recommend her to anyone who needs help!!