Education: Steffanie earned her MSW in clinical social work from Simmons College School of Social Work. She completed post-graduate training in Family/Systems Therapy and Public Dialogue at the Family Institute of Cambridge.
Experience: She has over 25 years of clinical experience in a range of mental health and healthcare settings including: in and outpatient psychiatry, developmental disabilities and community mental health. In addition to clinical practice, Steffanie teaches, consults and writes. She has co-authored several books and articles on collaborative strengths-based therapy.
Approach: Steffanie uses an integrative treatment approach which can include: psychodynamic, developmentally-informed, cognitive-behavioral and systemic approaches to psychotherapy, along with behavioral medicine and positive psychology.
Curiosity: Steffanie is rarely without a small collection of books, podcasts or other sources of information. Current interests include resilience, positive and adaptive psychology and neuropsychology. She is particularly interested in memoirs and other stories of those who have faced adversity with spirit and grace.
Creativity: Trained in photography, Steffanie uses arts and media in psychotherapy. She believes creativity and imagination are building blocks to problem solving and resilience. Some of her photography can be viewed or purchased at https://steffanie-alexander.pixels.com.
Pets: Steffanie is often accompanied to work by her small spaniel Jackson. Many clients and colleagues remember Jack’s brother, Biscuit, a therapy dog who was a regular at her office.