Alexandra Healey, MSW, RSW
Alexandra Healey is a clinical social worker registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and the Ontario Association of Social Workers. She received her Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Toronto with an additional specialization in addiction studies
as well as Bachelor’s degrees in Social Work (Lakehead University) and International Development and Gender Studies (University of Guelph). Prior to joining the practice,
Alexandra has worked in addictions services, children and youth mental health agencies and most recently a family health team. She has had the opportunity to work with a vast range of needs and therapeutic approaches and has come to thoughtfully weave together many evidence-based approaches to therapy. She is most influenced by Emotion-Focused Therapy and Mindfulness-based interventions, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and
Mindful Self-Compassion. She has also completed training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Trauma and Attachment principles.
Alexandra holds a deep and unwavering respect for the courage it takes to do the work of growth and healing. She appreciates that it can be intimidating to begin working more
consciously with our emotions and long held patterns of behaviour; however, she believes that as we make sense of our inner world there is a true sense of empowerment and strength that can be gained. Alexandra has experience working with clients around concerns such as stress
and overwhelm, anxiety, depression/low mood, grief and loss, life transition difficulties (young adults, adjustment to parenthood, retirement) and self-worth/self-criticism difficulties. She has a special interest in supporting individuals that identify as “highly sensitive” (HSPs) or
“superfeelers”, including supporting parents raising kids with “big feelings”. Alexandra works with youth and young adults 17+, individual adults, as well as providing parent coaching support.