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. Prior to joining the practice, Alexandra worked in community mental health settings with a vast range of needs and therapeutic approaches. While her practice approach is integrative and person-centred, tailored to the needs of each unique client, 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, 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.