Mrs. Tessa Alexander has a Masters of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Western University. She presently works under the supervision of Dr. Michelle Lohnes and Dr. Tiffany Hunt while she is in the process of registering with the College of Psychologists of Ontario as a Clinical Psychological Associate (Supervised Practice).Mrs. Alexander works with youth and adults in the treatment of anxiety and mood disorders, substance misuse, post-traumatic stress and ADHD. She has experience supporting patients who’ve endured a workplace accident or those that are the survivors/loved ones of those who’ve experienced a motor vehicle accident. She also works with clients hoping to explore general wellness concerns in therapy, like stress, bullying, the transition to post-secondary school, work-life balance, communication and healthy relationships.
Mrs. Alexander has experience working in public and private companies, offering group and individual therapy services. She's previously been employed to work with survivors of domestic violence, those needing support with suicide prevention/intervention, and clients seeking counselling services in a post-secondary school environment. She has provided group therapy to adults managing stress, processing trauma or needing support due to a risk of homelessness. Furthermore, Mrs. Alexander has experience offering therapeutic intervention within a cultural framework to clients that identify as Indigenous, First Nation, Inuit or Metis.
Mrs. Alexander uses a multidimensional approach to therapy. She has experience working with clients from a Cognitive Behavioural Therapeutic perspective, and has integrated components of Dialectical Behavioural Therapy and Mindfulness into her therapeutic practice. She also teaches several psychology related courses at Niagara College where she is employed as a part time instructor.
NEW: Given the COVID-19 pandemic, in addition to providing in person appointments, we are providing psychology services online using a secure internet-based video program as well as by phone. We currently have varying waitlists as we have expanded our hours to accommodate the increased demand in Mental Health Services.