Alexis is a master’s level social worker with a wide array of experience providing mental health services. She is Caribbean American, born to Jamaican parents in the state of New York. Alexis completed her undergraduate degrees in both Psychology and Religion at the University of Georgia and returned to her alma mater to complete her Master’s in Social Work as well as a Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy. Her clinical experience includes providing therapeutic skills training, conducting community-based counseling with children, adolescents, and their families, as well as crisis prevention and stabilization work. Additionally, she has worked in patient care at an inpatient psychiatric hospital. Her experience within the field has allowed her to work with diverse populations as well as children, adolescents, and adults with various mental health diagnoses.
In practice, Alexis utilizes both a Person-centered and Solution-focused approach. She values the client as the expert on their own life and is there to offer therapeutic support, assist with setting goals, and problem solving. Her commitment is to aid her clients on their journey towards growth and goal attainment. Alexis supports partnership and encourages clients to take on an active role in the therapeutic process. She believes in the importance of self-awareness and that each and every client has the ability within themselves to successfully identify stressors and build effective coping mechanisms.